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April 2017 Archives

Was your firing unjust or illegal?

Anytime you are fired, the emotional weight of the moment can make it very difficult to focus on what steps you can take to protect and defend yourself. It can be especially difficult to know in the moment if your termination was possibly illegal. If you were recently let go, it is always wise to consult with an experienced attorney to determine if any aspect of your termination may have violated the law, and explore your legal options in response.

Powerful pundit let go in wake of sexxual harrassment claims

Sexual harassment in the workplace has a long history in many industries. However, the last several years have seen significant gains in public support for those who report sexual harassment in the workplace, and the longstanding notion that powerful people are immune to sexual harassment charges is beginning to give way. Recently, one of the most powerful political pundits of all time was forced out of his very successful television show following a number of harassment claims against him.

Appeals court protects LGBT workers from discrimination

In a major step forward for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, an appeals court ruled recently that the protections of the Civil Rights Act do in fact apply to discrimination based on sexual orientation. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision that offers precise direction to many employers about whether or not they can treat LGBT employees differently — an issue that has come back into the spotlight lately.

Sick days and termination: is it wrongful?

Getting a sick day sounds like it should be a constitutional right. Unfortunately, the federal constitution does not promise workers sick days. Additionally, there are no federal laws that require companies to give sick days (although there could be a state law). The United States is an "at will" employment country, that means the baseline rule is that anyone can quit for any reason and anyone can fire you for any reason (except for a handful of exceptions like racism and sexism).

Do I qualify for guaranteed leave from my job after I give birth?

With so many elements of the business regulation world changing rapidly these days, it is difficult to know exactly what pregnant woman can expect and demand under the law as an employee. While the law does change from time to time, and may change again soon, there are current protections to new and expectant mothers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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