Blog Posts in February, 2015

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 time off under FMLA. Ongoing communication between you and your ...
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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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