Blog Posts in September, 2015

Employers May Be Required to Accommodate Employees Through Telecommuting

Employers are generally required to provide requested accommodations for disabled employees, as long as those accommodations are reasonable and do not place an "undue hardship" on the ...
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UPS Hit with Another Unpaid Overtime Class Action

Whenever the U.S. economy hits a low point, it is all too common for layoffs to rise. In these situations, the few employees who are left are often required to work longer hours.This may help to ...
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Did You Verify Your EEOC Charge?

When an employee files an EEOC charge against his or her employer, there are always defenses raised by the employer, denying that discrimination took place. For example, in a promotion denial case, a ...
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Whistleblower Receives Million Dollar Award from SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began the whistleblower program back in 2011, compensating employees who report illegal activity by their employers. Since that time, the SEC has awarded ...
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Failure to Hire Due to Criminal Record

A prospective employer has the right to request and examine an applicant's arrest and conviction records. Because of this, many individuals with a criminal record—even with minor ...
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Birmingham's Finest for 2015 Selection - Joshua Wrady

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has recently selected Attorney Joshua Wrady of Wrady & Michel, LLC as one of Birmingham's Finest for 2015. He will officially be granted the honor in a ...
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Chicago Principal Accused of Targeting Pregnant Teachers for Termination

A recent lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, alleges that a Chicago principal set on a campaign to terminate any teachers that became pregnant. The lawsuit specifically alleges ...
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Sometimes Settlement Does Not Resolve a Case

In most cases, when a claim of employment discrimination is settled, the related disputes are also resolved. That is, after all, the purpose of settlement – resolving a dispute and discontinuing ...
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Employer Retaliation in the Form of Poor Performance Reviews

Most employees assume that the performance evaluations they receive from their supervisors are somehow regulated by the law. The truth is, for the most part, performance evaluations are within the ...
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