Blog Posts in October, 2015

Houlihan's Restaurants Accused of Wage Theft

Living in Alabama, you may not have heard of Houlihan's, a Kansas-based American casual restaurant. But, after its current legal woes, it may become a household name, though not for good reason. ...
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Can a Change in Office Space Mean Discrimination?

When someone is treated less favorably than someone else because of their race, for instance, there may be claims discrimination. There are federal anti-discrimination laws, namely Title VII, which ...
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I Can't Be Fired for What Happens Outside of Work, Right?

Many employees make the wrong assumption that what they do after they punch the time clock is none of their employer's business. The problem is, for employees who work in an "at-will" ...
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Do I Have an Employment Claim If My Employer Doesn't Follow Their Own Policies?

Your employer has a written, detailed attendance policy that they expect all of their employees to follow. But what happens when your employer fails to follow their own written policy? To make matters ...
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Does Disney Discriminate?

Like nearly all mega employers, such as Wal-Mart and McDonald's, Disney World has been the subject of many discrimination lawsuits. Recently, Disney has been faced with several, very similar, ...
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Can a Unilateral Change in Work Conditions Be Enough to Establish Constructive Discharge?

Sometimes, the situation at work can become so unbearable that an employee feels there is no other option but to quit. Depending on the circumstances, even an employee who resigns ...
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Am I Entitled to a Severance Package?

You have probably heard about top executives receiving substantial severance packages when the end their employment. A severance package is simply the pay and benefits that an employee is given when ...
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Terminating the "Old Man" May Not Be Age Discrimination

Many cases of employment discrimination involve allegations of comments that would tend to show bias toward a protected group. For instance, the use of racial slurs in a race discrimination case can ...
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The Difference Between Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment

Discrimination in the context of employment will show itself in one of two forms: disparate impact or disparate treatment. These two legal terms of art not only describe the form of employment ...
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