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What Do You Need to Prove Wrongful Termination?

The Elements Needed to Make a Wrongful Termination Claim Against Your Employer When you get fired from work, you want someone to blame. You want to know what you did that got you targeted as the next person out. Sometimes, your termination is truly legitimate. You may have been downsized because your department is no longer needed. You may have been terminated because your work product has not been up to the company’s standards for some time. In many states, you can get fired just because your boss no longer wants to work with you. Most states maintain at-will employment ... Read more

Can You Get Fired from Work for Requesting a Disability Accommodation?

What Are Your Rights to Reasonable Accommodations Under Disability Discrimination Laws? The law defines a disability as a medical condition that inhibits your ability to perform one or more daily functions. Disabilities can relate to physical health conditions or mental health conditions. They can place severe limitations on your ability to move about the day. However, they can also play minor limitations on your ability to complete tasks throughout your day. Sometimes, individuals with disabilities will need adjustments to their workplace to help them get through the day. In some cases, they need access to a ramp or wider aisles ... Read more

The Effects of Gender Discrimination on Roles and Wages in the Workplaces

How Gender Discrimination Affects the Roles and Wages of Men and Women in the Workplace We are well into the 21st century. The world is no longer a world of men working and women staying home with the children. There are two-income families, single-parent families, same-sex parents, and families without children in today’s world. Men and women can work almost any job they wish to work. There are women in construction and men working as nurses and preschool teachers. Many women own businesses that cater to all people and industries. Some men choose to be the stay-at-home parent to care ... Read more

Did Your Age Lead to a Layoff and Severance Package (40 or above)?

Offering Voluntary Severance Packages to Employees Over Age 40 Can Violate Age Discrimination Laws  Many companies try to avoid a mandatory Reduction in Force at all costs. They may attempt to rearrange positions or move employees to other locations. Sometimes, they offer a voluntary severance agreement to anyone who chooses to leave their position during these times. The voluntary severance agreement allows employees to volunteer to leave a company. As a result, they receive benefits. These benefits include extended salary payments and continued insurance coverage for a contracted time frame. In return, the employee cannot file a lawsuit against the ... Read more

How Do You Know If You Are Discriminated Against at Work?

Discrimination can be difficult to prove. Learn what to look for to see if you are facing discrimination at work. Employment discrimination is more prominent than many people believe. It may no longer occur as blatant, in-your-face, actions of discrimination (although that still occurs). However, most times, it is a subtle act that often gets excused as just part of the workplace culture. Discrimination should never be part of the workplace culture. Everyone has the right to the same opportunities and safety. Your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristics should not affect your ability to receive ... Read more

Find the Best Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Los Angeles 

How to Search for the Best Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Los Angeles for Your Claim When you experience sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be wondering where you can turn. You need to find a trusted advocate that can help you fight for justice in Los Angeles. However, if you turn to the internet, there are hundreds of listings for individuals claiming to be sexual harassment lawyers in Los Angeles. There is an art to narrowing down potential sexual harassment lawyers. When searching for an attorney, one of the most important factors is to understand that not all lawyers ... Read more

5 Ways Race Discrimination Goes Unnoticed in the Workplace

Not All Acts of Race Discrimination Are Easy to Spot  Race discrimination in the workplace has been occurring since the beginning of time. While federal and state laws prohibit all forms of race discrimination, employers may still try to find ways to get away with it. However, they try to be a bit craftier and hide their actions. Whether blatantly out in the open or more subtle, race discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Protect yourself by knowing the five most common ways race discrimination goes unnoticed in the workplace. 1. You Are Stereotyped Based on Your Race  People often ... Read more

What Can You Do If Your Paycheck Is Incorrect?

How to Address Payroll Errors with Your Employer Mistakes happen. Sometimes, payroll and human resources make errors. They may dock you a couple of hours or forget to issue a paycheck on time for some reason or another. The key is that they must correct their mistakes quickly or risk legal trouble.  When your employer shorts your money in your paycheck or misses a paycheck entirely, you have a right to ask for it to be corrected. You also have a right to ask your employer to ensure it never happens again. However, what can you do if the problem continues or your employer retaliates ... Read more

Can My Boss Make Me Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

A Non-Compete Clause in Your Employment Contract Prevents You from Working for Your Competitors. Is It Legal?  Many employers want to prevent employees from working for their competitors. They accomplish this result by requiring employees to sign a non-compete agreement when they begin working for the company. It may be a separate agreement or part of your employment contract (a non-compete clause). When you sign a non-compete agreement, you agree to avoid working for competitors or opening a competing business within a specific mile radius for a specific time frame. However, not all states allow non-compete agreements. Many states say ... Read more

Me Too: Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention

How the #MeToo Movement Changed Sexual Harassment Forever In 2006, the Me-Too movement began. It was an effort to bring awareness to sexual harassment and sexual assault across the country. Countless women began telling their stories of sexual harassment and assault at work and on college campuses. In 2017, Actress Alyssa Milano brought national attention to the movement with #MeToo across all social media platforms. Soon, everyone knew someone that had experienced some form of sexual harassment or sexual assault. It may have happened to your mother, sister, brother, father, neighbor, uncle, aunt, best friend, or child. #MeToo allowed people ... Read more

President Biden’s Executive Order, the COVID Vaccine, and Your Employee Rights

Can the Federal Government Force You to Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus without Providing Religious or Medical Exemptions? President Biden recently announced a new executive order that requires employers with 100 or more employees to require their employees to get the COVID vaccine or submit to weekly Coronavirus testing. In the same executive order, he required all federal employees and contractors to get vaccinated. However, they do not have the option to test out of the vaccine. Furthermore, the mandate requires healthcare workers in medical facilities receiving Medicaid and Medicare funding, Head Start teachers, and employees in education facilities receiving federal ... Read more

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Reach the New York Governor’s Office

Investigation Leads to Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Sexual harassment allegations flood New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office after the NY Attorney General’s office completed their investigation. Allegations against the New York Governor of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, retaliation against a whistleblower, and an overall hostile work environment came to light in February 2021. As a result of the allegations, the Attorney General’s office appointed Joon Kim and Anne Clark as special investigators. Their investigation uncovered 11 women who were allegedly sexually harassed by the New York governor. The allegations also claim the Governor created ... Read more

Top Reasons You Need an Attorney Review of Your Severance Agreement

An Attorney Review of Your Severance Agreement Can Ensure You Do Not Leave Money on the Table. Many companies conduct employee layoffs for various reasons. They may need to change their company goals and remove an entire department. They may need to reduce staff due to a reduction in revenue. They may be selling the company and need to reorganize to complete the sale. Whatever the reason, legal layoffs are a normal part of company culture. While the law does not mandate it, many companies will offer executives and employees severance packages upon termination. They offer these separation agreements to ... Read more

Why Don’t Most Employees Report Misconduct at Work?

Only a Small Percentage of Misconduct at Work Gets Reported Every Year. Employment discrimination and sexual harassment affect thousands of employees a day across the country. However, only a fraction of these issues get reported to the proper federal or state agencies. Even fewer become lawsuits against employers. Why do so many acts of misconduct at work go unreported every year? Why do so many employees and job applicants choose to ignore their rights? Why do they refuse to fight for justice in the workplace? The reality is that many employees worry about retaliation, humiliation, losing their job, and upsetting the work ... Read more

Get the Best New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyer Near You

The Best New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyer Will Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve As a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is easy to feel afraid. You may be afraid to trust anyone, whether at work, at home, or even the professionals you hire. That is why you need a New York City sexual harassment lawyer with a stellar reputation that you know you can trust. How do you find the best New York City sexual harassment lawyer near you? Follow these easy steps to find a sexual harassment attorney in New York City you ... Read more

6 Pregnancy Rights You Need to Know

Pregnant Employees Have the Right to Work in An Environment Free from Employment Discrimination Pregnancy is a medical condition that comes with protection from discrimination in the workplace. Whether you need reasonable accommodations during the workday, medical leave, or protection against discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, federal and state laws prohibit employers from targeting you for negative employment actions due to your pregnancy. As a pregnant employee or job applicant, you have several rights in the workplace. Make sure you know your rights to avoid any adverse (or negative) treatment from your employer, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or clients in the ... Read more

Sex for Rent Schemes Hit Low-Income Renters

Landlords Sexually Harass Tenants Who Cannot Afford to Pay Rent During the COVID Pandemic Coronavirus has cost people jobs. It has cost them security. It has cost them their independence. And in some cases, it has cost them their lives. However, federal and state laws were supposed to prevent it from costing them their homes. The CARES Act instituted a nationwide eviction plan. When it expired, a National Eviction Moratorium continued this plan. Under the moratorium, landlords cannot evict tenants who cannot pay their rent due to Coronavirus. The moratorium remains in place through December 31, 2020. Unfortunately, many low-income ... Read more

Know your rights: Can you get fired if you refuse to take the COVID vaccine?

Understand Your Employee Rights To Religious And Medical Exemptions Under A Company Vaccine Policy Flu season normally causes worry for most adults, especially those in the healthcare industry. However, flu season during a global pandemic causes even more concern. COVID-19 symptoms can mimic flu symptoms. As a result, people do not know if you have the flu or Coronavirus. Anyone with the flu must still quarantine for two weeks unless tested and negative for Coronavirus. Even then, they insist sufferers are fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to work. Now, the new COVID vaccine is available. Anyone aged ... Read more

How to Find an Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Los Angeles

You Want to Work with an Experienced Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyer Victims of sexual harassment look for the best way to obtain justice against their harasser and their boss who allowed it to happen. However, to get the justice they deserve, they need an experienced sexual harassment lawyer that knows every aspect of the law and how to apply it to their cases. Finding an experienced Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer takes a bit of work. Experience comes from many avenues. Sometimes, it comes simply from the time an attorney has worked in the field. However, many times, it ... Read more

6 Ways to Take Time Off When Emergency Leave Expires

When the FFCRA expires at the End of the Year, Employees Need to Know Their Options if They Get COVID-19 or Their Child’s School is Closed. In April 2020, the federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The bill included the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act for people who had to quarantine due to COVID-19 or care for family members with COVID-19. It also included the Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The Act provided up to 10 weeks of paid leave for parents whose children could not go to school or daycare due to Coronavirus. Employers ... Read more

12 Ways Sexual Harassment Targets Work from Home Employees

Find out what sexual harassment looks like when you work from home Coronavirus has changed the workplace as we know it. Many office workers can now work from home. They set up a remote workplace and complete daily tasks. Online platforms, such as Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and more, host conference rooms and other in-person meetings. Employees can now spend their entire workday from the comfort of their couch. However, even employees working from home deal with online sexual harassment from colleagues, supervisors, CEOs, managers, and business owners. Below are twelve ways sexual harassment occurs in the remote workspace. ... Read more

Black Women Golfing Leads to Race Discrimination

Golfing While Black Is the Newest “Crime” In York, PA’s Public Accommodations. Public accommodations are places meant for use by the public. They may include restaurants, shops, golf courses, libraries, or any other public place. Even places requiring memberships may be considered public accommodations under the law. Discrimination in public accommodations occurs when people are refused service or treated unfairly due to race, color, religion, or other protected reasons under the law. Federal and state laws protect all people from discrimination in public places. These laws prohibit owners, managers, employees, and even customers and patrons from discriminating against customers in ... Read more

5 Signs to Identify Child Sexual Abuse

These Signs will Help You Spot Child Sexual Abuse and Stop It Immediately. Child sexual abuse has become an epidemic in America and beyond. Children face sexual abuse from trusted religious leaders, community leaders, family members, teachers, and more. Unfortunately, according to RAINN, 93% of victims of sexual abuse know their abusers. Abusers often convince their victims that no one will believe them, or they are guilty of something. Therefore, victims of child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, often keep the abuse a secret. As parents, teachers, and trusted adults within the community, we must learn to spot child sexual ... Read more

New York State Employees Are Entitled to Paid Sick Leave

The New York State Sick Leave Law Provides Employees with Up to 56 Hours of Paid Sick Leave On April 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law the New York State Sick Leave Law (NYSSL). The law aligns New York State with the 14 other states and Washington D.C. that mandate employer-paid sick leave for employees. The NYSSL goes into effect on September 30, 2020. The state law requires all employers to provide up to 56 hours of sick leave to their employees. Most employers must provide paid sick leave to employees. Read on to learn ... Read more