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  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment Contracts
    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment Contracts

    Employers and employees can enter into agreements just as anyone else can. But the laws that govern those contracts may be a little different. In Alabama, employment contracts can be either express or ...

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  • Update on EEOC's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Costco
    Update on EEOC's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Costco

    In 2016, we discussed a sexual harassment case the EEOC filed on behalf of an employee against wholesale giant Costco. The case was somewhat unique in that the harassment claims were not being made ...

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  • When is the Use of the Word
    When is the Use of the Word "Boy" Evidence of Racial Animus in the Workplace?

    A recent employment discrimination case decided by a federal district court in Utah discussed the use of the term “boy” as a racial slur toward black employees. The Utah court, in making its decision, ...

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  • Good Evidence of Pretext Saves Hispanic Discrimination Claims
    Good Evidence of Pretext Saves Hispanic Discrimination Claims

    Employee’s Subjective Opinion of Adverse Employment Action Not Controlling The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court that governs cases arising in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, ...

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  • How Important is My EEOC Charge in an Employment Discrimination Claim?
    How Important is My EEOC Charge in an Employment Discrimination Claim?

    Any employee who believes they have been subjected to discrimination or retaliation in the workplace is required to first exhaust all administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit in federal court. ...

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  • When Office Romance Leads to Workplace Discrimination
    When Office Romance Leads to Workplace Discrimination

    Office romance can create all types of disturbances that affect employees in various ways. In some situations, a supervisor may give preferential treatment to his or her sexual partner. When other ...

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