Wrongful Termination Archives

Can I sue my employer if I signed an arbitration agreement?

Employment law violations are rarely straightforward. For instance, as an "exempt" employee at your company ineligible for overtime pay, what are your rights? What if you don't want to work that much overtime? Why is your boss making you take paid time off if you leave a few hours early when you don't get credit for staying late? Regardless of what you signed when you were hired, you can sue your employer for discrimination, right? 

When you get fired for doing the right thing

Claudia Ponce de Leon wanted to do the right thing. When she saw something that wasn't ethical-three bankers under her supervision were opening fake bank accounts to meet sales goals-she called the bank's ethics hotline. What happened next is enough to get almost anyone angry.

OSHA's online retaliation complaint form gets an update

Retaliation is unfortunately often used by Indiana employers to threaten and silence their workers on a wide range of topics including workplace safety. Such actions as demotion or wrongful termination are illegal, and OSHA and other federal agencies have the authority to investigate complaints and protect whistleblowers in specific circumstances. OSHA now provides an online form with special features for employees to report retaliation.

Former Disney executive reports harassment, retaliation

On Aug. 2, an ex-Disney executive filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that she was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. The woman says that two female employees came to her reporting that a vice-president had made inappropriate comments to them. Allegedly, he commented on the woman's appearances and voices. Some Indiana employees may have experienced similar treatment in the workplace.

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).

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