Blog Posts in April, 2015

"I Didn't Know She Was Pregnant When I Cut Her Hours!"

Discrimination against an employee because she is pregnant violates federal law. Responding to this type of claim by saying you didn't know the employee was pregnant seems like a reasonable ...
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Alabama's Whistleblower Protections

Many people who become aware of the illegal conduct of another are compelled to report that conduct. However, the same may not be true when the person engaging in illegal conduct is an employer. In ...
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Employer Hit Hard for Unpaid Overtime

Working overtime is a good way to increase your income. Unless, of course, your employer doesn't pay you for that time. There are federal laws that protect an employee's right to be paid for ...
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Georgia Nurse Gets Jail Time for Workers' Comp Fraud

Workers' Compensation fraud can be committed by employers and employees. You may have an employee who exaggerates his injury in order to get more time off, or an employer who underreports its ...
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Alabama Employee Terminated for Symbol of Modesty

Employer-imposed restrictions on clothing worn by employees is not a novel idea. Appropriate dress is a very common requirement for nearly every job you can imagine. In most cases, professional, ...
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Racial Discrimination Is Still Alive in Alabama

In 2015, it may be hard to imagine that overt signs of race discrimination would still be commonplace, even in Alabama. But, the truth is, they are. On New Year's Eve, Terry Turner was celebrating ...
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FMLA Parental Leave Applies to Women AND Men

There are several federal laws that protect the sanctity of a new life, even in the context of employment matters. Protections have been created for pregnant employees and for employees suffering from ...
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ADA Protects One-Armed Security Guard

It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of a disability, or even a perceived disability. Employers are allowed to raise many different defenses, upon being accused of discrimination. The ...
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How to Avoid the Non-Compete Nightmare

Non-compete agreements, in the employment context, are meant to protect the interests of the employer. When a company shares its ideas and business practices with its employees, which is inevitable, a ...
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