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Blog Posts in April, 2015

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  • "I Didn't Know She Was Pregnant When I Cut Her Hours!"

    Discrimination against an employee because she is pregnant violates federal law. Responding to this type of claim by saying you didn't know the employee was pregnant seems like a reasonable defense. ...

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  • Alabama's Whistleblower Protections
    Alabama's Whistleblower Protections

    Many people who become aware of the illegal conduct of another are compelled to report that conduct. However, the same may not be true when the person engaging in illegal conduct is an employer. In ...

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  • Employer Hit Hard for Unpaid Overtime
    Employer Hit Hard for Unpaid Overtime

    Working overtime is a good way to increase your income. Unless, of course, your employer doesn't pay you for that time. There are federal laws that protect an employee's right to be paid for overtime ...

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  • Georgia Nurse Gets Jail Time for Workers' Comp Fraud
    Georgia Nurse Gets Jail Time for Workers' Comp Fraud

    Workers' Compensation fraud can be committed by employers and employees. You may have an employee who exaggerates his injury in order to get more time off, or an employer who underreports its payroll ...

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  • Alabama Employee Terminated for Symbol of Modesty
    Alabama Employee Terminated for Symbol of Modesty

    Employer-imposed restrictions on clothing worn by employees is not a novel idea. Appropriate dress is a very common requirement for nearly every job you can imagine. In most cases, professional, ...

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  • Racial Discrimination Is Still Alive in Alabama
    Racial Discrimination Is Still Alive in Alabama

    In 2015, it may be hard to imagine that overt signs of race discrimination would still be commonplace, even in Alabama. But, the truth is, they are. On New Year's Eve, Terry Turner was celebrating the ...

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