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- Can I Be Fired While on Medical Leave?
Most states and employers are at-will in nature, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it is a legal reason. While some leave laws protect employees from being fired or give employees the right to take time off work, these protections are not absolute. Whether you can be fired while on medical leave depends on the type of leave that you are taking and other factors.
- Properly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination
No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
- Can I Be Fired for Missing One Day of Work?
Most states and employers operate under an at-will system in which employers can terminate employees for any reason and employees can quit for any reason. However, employers cannot terminate employees for an illegal purpose, which may or may not occur if an employee misses one day of work. The reason for missing work and the terms of employment largely dictate whether an employee can be fired for missing one day of work.
- Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?
Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied.
- Fired for Taking Bereavement -- Any Recourse?
Losing a friend or loved one is an awful experience, but one through which we will all suffer at one point or another. It is natural to need time following such a loss to collect oneís thoughts, prepare for the departed personís final arrangements, and otherwise deal with the loss. Unfortunately, while we may all understand these needs on an intuitive level, there is not a legal recognition of this need in most jurisdictions. As a result, bereavement leave is often far from guaranteed.
- Is Anxiety Affecting Your Work? Find out What the ADA Says about Mental Impairments
Hard-to-prove conditions can make work life difficult when employers may not be sympathetic
- Gender Discrimination Claims
Gender discrimination claims in the employment context are governed by state and federal laws. Rulings from 2012 and 2015 have expanded the interpretations of legislature on the subject.
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Illegal under Existing Law, Says EEOC
Federal agency says discrimination against LGBT employees is equivalent to sex discrimination.
- Do Small Businesses Have to Give Time Off for Sick Leave?
When the FMLA and the ADA collide, itís important to know which laws pertain to you
- What Are the Consequences to Lying or Omitting Information on a Job Application?
Although some people may be tempted to embellish their resume to make themselves more appealing to potential employers, doing so can come at a significant risk. Lying on an application or resume opens the applicant up to several serious consequences.