Blog Posts in June, 2017

The Affordable Care Act Provides Important Whistleblower Protections

Like many federal statutes, the Affordable Care Act includes anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections for employees, which are particularly helpful for health care workers. Specifically, ...
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Employers Cannot Require Employees to Forego Medical Treatment

The ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibits employers from discriminating against “qualified” individuals with disabilities with regard to employment decisions. This ...
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Not Every Employer is Subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act

In order for an employer to be subject to the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there are certain hoops that must be jumped through. One of those hoops is often referred to in legal ...
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How Far Can the EEOC Go in its Investigations of Employers?

When an EEOC charge is filed against an employer, the EEOC has the duty and the authority to investigate whether reasonable cause exists to believe the alleged discrimination occurred. During that ...
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What are the Most Common Discrimination Claims Filed by Federal Employees?

Our federal laws make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any employee based on certain recognized protected characteristics. Those protected characteristics include race and age. ...
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What Every Employee Should Know About Severance Agreements

A severance agreement, when properly executed, is a binding contract between employees and employers, created at the time an employee separates from that employer. In most cases, the employee is ...
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When I File a Discrimination Complaint with My Employer, Will it Be Kept Confidential?

Filing an employment discrimination complaint can be a stressful situation. Most employees who find themselves in this position are afraid that following through with an informal complaint may result ...
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