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  • Can I Be Fired While on Medical Leave?
      by HG.org

    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.

  • Can I Be Fired for Missing One Day of Work?
      by HG.org

    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.

  • Fired for Taking Bereavement -- Any Recourse?
      by HG.org

    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.

  • Understanding Commercial Agreements: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

    The contracts that your business has with its landlords, clients, employees, vendors and/or suppliers are the components that help create the framework of your company. Everything your organization does depends on the protection and support of the terms and conditions in its contract (s).

  • Gender Discrimination Claims
      by HG.org

    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.

  • What Are the Consequences to Lying or Omitting Information on a Job Application?
      by HG.org

    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.

  • What Are the Legal Consequences for Lying on a Nursing Job Application in Missouri?
      by HG.org

    Individuals who omit important information or lie on nursing job applications may be concerned about the legal ramifications of making this mistake. They may even worry that they may be arrested for such lies. While lying on job applications is a bad idea in any profession, lying on nursing applications is even more serious due to people's lives being placed in their hands and for committing ethical violations against the profession.

  • Can You Be Fired for Your Social Media Posts?

    Certain speech about work is considered protected activity. Believe it or not, talking about your job on social media may actually be a protected activity under federal law.

  • Can You Be Fired for Incomplete FMLA Paperwork?

    Court decision gives Pennsylvania workers more protection.

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