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  • Why Do Employers Retaliate Against Workers Who File Workers' Compensation Claims?
    Why Do Employers Retaliate Against Workers Who File Workers' Compensation Claims?

    The purpose of the workers' compensation benefits program is to allow workers to be compensated for injuries they sustain at work, without having to prove fault. The benefit of this program for the ...

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  • Can I Be Required to Arbitrate a Worker's Compensation Retaliation Claim?
    Can I Be Required to Arbitrate a Worker's Compensation Retaliation Claim?

    If you signed an arbitration agreement that broadly covers "employment-related issues," then most likely you can be forced into arbitration. Many employees have attempted to fight being compelled into ...

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  • What You Should Know About Mediating Employment Cases
    What You Should Know About Mediating Employment Cases

    It seems that mediation has begun to emerge as the preferred form of alternative dispute resolution in employment discrimination cases. There are certainly advantages for both parties, including more ...

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  • Is it Difficult to Challenge a Poor Performance Evaluation from my Employer?
    Is it Difficult to Challenge a Poor Performance Evaluation from my Employer?

    In nearly every employment discrimination case, the defendant employer alleges that the employee filing the lawsuit engaged in some type of conduct that led to the discipline or termination of which ...

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  • Can Someone Be Terminated for Being an Alcoholic?
    Can Someone Be Terminated for Being an Alcoholic?

    Consider an employer suddenly faced with the admission of an employee that he is an alcoholic. It would be reasonable for the employer to become concerned about that employee's ability to perform his ...

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  • Are Complaints Made on Facebook Enough to Give an Employer Notice of Harassment?
    Are Complaints Made on Facebook Enough to Give an Employer Notice of Harassment?

    That is the issue being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few days. This decision will no doubt have an impact on employment discrimination and retaliation laws in our country. The issue ...

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