Blog Posts in January, 2014

Can My Employer Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement?

A Non-Compete Agreement or Covenant Not to Compete, in the employment context, is an agreement to refrain from entering into or starting a similar trade or profession that would be in competition ...
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Employee Harassed Because He Was Engaged to an African-American Woman

Race discrimination in the employment context occurs when a person, either an employee or applicant, is treated unfavorably because of his or her race or personal characteristics associated with a ...
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An Example of Physically Threatening Sexual Harassment

A point of hot debate in sexual harassment cases is whether the alleged harassing conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive. In some cases, the courts seem to confuse the standard, ruling that the ...
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"Hey! You're not manly enough to be in construction!"

There are many different types of sexual harassment claims. Some are vulgar sexual comments made to women in the workplace. Some claims are based on offensive, physical touching of women. Some are ...
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What Does "Joint Employer" Mean?

When you think of employment law, workplace discrimination or harassment, it is generally understood that the employer is the one responsible for preventing these unlawful actions. But who is ...
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What Do I Do if I Signed a Non-Compete Agreement?

It may be very likely that, when you were first employed at your current job, you were required to sign a non-compete agreement. Your employer can refuse to hire you, or later fire you, for refusing ...
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Be Careful Making Public Complaints Against Your Boss!

Most of us know that at-will employment means your boss can fire you for just about any reason. And most of us know that complaining openly about your boss, or management in general, is not the ...
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