Employment Law Blog

Can I Sue if My Employer Sexually Harasses Men and Women?

Sexual harassment in the employment context takes many different forms. Men harass women and women harass men. Same-sex harassment has also been recognized by the courts. Harassing conduct can range ...
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Not All Complaints about Your Employer Are Protected

It has pretty much become common knowledge that making complaints about illegal conduct occurring in your workplace is considered protected; meaning you cannot be retaliated against for making ...
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Race Discrimination: Is it Failure to Promote or Unequal Pay?

There are many ways for employers to discriminate against employees. These "adverse employment actions" can include termination, discipline, demotion, failure to promote, unequal pay, etc. ...
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Employer Claims Insurance Carrier Will No Longer Cover 75-Year-Old Employees

Employers cannot simply fire someone because they have gotten too old, can they? Certainly not. But what if the employer claims its liability insurance carrier will not cover employees who are 75 or ...
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Are Employers Required to Give Pregnant Employees Light Duty?

You might think that an employer would have no problem allowing a pregnant employee to lighten her workload, for her own safety and the safety of the baby. That is not always the case. It is all too ...
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FMLA Notices Sent by Email May Not Be Sufficient

If you have requested Family Medical Leave, you are aware of the notices that employers are required to provide employees regarding the FMLA. Ongoing communication between you and your employer is ...
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Can I Prove Discrimination if the Person Who Fired Me Was Also the Person Who Hired Me?

Proving discrimination in the workplace is always tricky. Unfortunately, there are certain facts that can make finding sufficient proof even trickier. In the majority of workplace discrimination ...
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Can Employers Discriminate Based on Appearance?

Workplace dress code issues are not uncommon. In states that are "at-will" employment states, your boss can make an employment decision based on any reason, as long as it is not considered a ...
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Whistleblower Protection Includes Complaints of Co-Worker's Illegal Conduct

The most common examples of whistleblower cases are those where an employee reports a company's illegal conduct to a regulatory agency, such as tax fraud or unsafe work conditions. But are you ...
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Can You Believe They Still Hang Nooses in Workplaces?

While it is true that racial harassment cases have more than doubled in the last 20 years, it is still hard to believe that racial slurs are still so rampant in the workplace. Not to mention other ...
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OSHA Rules in Favor of Employees in Southern Air Whistleblower Case

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Southern Air, Inc. to pay more than $400,000 to an employee who blew the whistle on safety concerns. One ...
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Same-Sex Spouses Could Potentially Be Protected Under the FMLA

The FMLA is a well-known federal law that requires employers to allow its eligible employees to receive 12-weeks of leave time for certain family and medical related reasons. One of the protections ...
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Wage and Hour Violation Claims Have Reached Epidemic Proportions

Employment law issues can be very diverse and cover nearly every aspect of a person's employment relationship – from salary to promotions to termination. One of the most important aspects of ...
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Alabama's Overtime Laws

As hardworking Alabamians, most of us know that when you work overtime, you are supposed to be paid, what is often referred to as, "time and a half." There are actually laws that guarantee ...
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Race Discrimination: Is it Failure to Promote or Unequal Pay?

There are many ways for employers to discriminate against employees. These "adverse employment actions" can include termination, discipline, demotion, failure to promote, unequal pay, etc. ...
Continue reading "Race Discrimination: Is it Failure to Promote or Unequal Pay?" »

Employer Claims Insurance Carrier Will No Longer Cover 75-Year-Old Employees

Employers cannot simply fire someone because they have gotten too old, can they? Certainly not. But what if the employer claims its liability insurance carrier will not cover employees who are 75 or ...
Continue reading "Employer Claims Insurance Carrier Will No Longer Cover 75-Year-Old Employees" »

Are Employers Required to Give Pregnant Employees Light Duty?

You might think that an employer would have no problem allowing a pregnant employee to lighten her workload, for her own safety and the safety of the baby. That is not always the case. It is all too ...
Continue reading "Are Employers Required to Give Pregnant Employees Light Duty?" »

FMLA Notices Sent by Email May not Be Sufficient

If you have requested Family Medical Leave, you are aware of the notices that employers are required to provide employees regarding the FMLA. Ongoing communication between you and your employer is ...
Continue reading "FMLA Notices Sent by Email May not Be Sufficient" »

Can I Prove Discrimination if the Person Who Fired Me Was Also the Person Who Hired Me?

Proving discrimination in the workplace is always tricky. Unfortunately, there are certain facts that can make finding sufficient proof even trickier. In the majority of workplace discrimination ...
Continue reading "Can I Prove Discrimination if the Person Who Fired Me Was Also the Person Who Hired Me?" »

Whistleblower Protection Includes Complaints of Co-Worker's Illegal Conduct

The most common examples of whistleblower cases are those where an employee reports a company's illegal conduct to a regulatory agency, such as tax fraud or unsafe work conditions. But are you ...
Continue reading "Whistleblower Protection Includes Complaints of Co-Worker's Illegal Conduct" »

Can Employers Discriminate Based on Appearance?

Workplace dress code issues are not uncommon. In states that are "at-will" employment states, your boss can make an employment decision based on any reason, as long as it is not considered a ...
Continue reading "Can Employers Discriminate Based on Appearance?" »

Can You Believe They Still Hang Nooses in Workplaces?

While it is true that racial harassment cases have more than doubled in the last 20 years, it is still hard to believe that racial slurs are still so rampant in the workplace. Not to mention other ...
Continue reading "Can You Believe They Still Hang Nooses in Workplaces?" »

What to Do if Your Employer Won't Give You Your Last Pay Check

Most jobs end at some point. When you make the decision that it is time to move on, and you give your employer notice, you expect to at least get your last paycheck. So, what do you do if your ...
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Are Personality Tests a Form of Discriminatory Hiring?

If you have recently applied for a job, you may have been asked to take a test as a part of your application. It is common for potential employers to require drug tests, academic tests, as well as ...
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FedEx and the Growing Trend of Wage Theft

When employers fail to pay minimum wage or overtime compensation to its nonexempt employees, it is considered wage theft. This misconduct is a violation of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ...
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