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- Employees Terminated for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Many injured workers decide not to file Workers’ Compensation claims out of fear they will be terminated for doing so. It is illegal for an employer to fire a worker because they filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. However, an employer can fire an injured worker while they are receiving benefits if they can prove there are legitimate reasons for a layoff or termination.
- Can You Sue Your Boss for Yelling at You? How to Know if Your Bullying Boss Is Breaking the Law
When you can — and can’t — sue over a hostile work environment
- Can My Employee Say That?
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over an internal memo that criticized the company’s gender and racial diversity measures. The lengthy 3,000-word memo discusses the now-ex employee’s views on Google’s programs, hiring practices, and treatment of certain employees.
- Won My EEOC Claim but Offer Is Low. Must I Accept, or Can a Lawyer Help Negotiate a Better Award?
When someone faces an employment matter where harassment or discrimination occurs, it is important to seek legal assistance to determine if a settlement is worth the trouble or if the employee should seek further compensation. This could lead to litigation.
- Am I Protected as a Whistleblower if Employer’s Criminal Activities Are Not Reported until after I Was Fired?
Before blowing the whistle on a supervisor or manager, it is important to ensure the employee is protected from the action. Even if the person was fired for an unrelated matter, it is imperative that the rights of the worker are protected from retaliation and adverse consequences.
- New York State Issues Paid Family Leave Regulations Broadly Construing Circumstances Qualifying for Leave
In 2016, New York State enacted a bill, N.Y. State Senate Bill No. 3004-A, N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A. 3870A (the “paid family leave law”).
- Can You Be Fired Over a Personality Conflict? What You Need to Know about At-Will Employment
How at-will employment can be used to disguise discrimination.
- How Employers May Attempt to Disguise Unlawful Retaliation
Employers who try to “get back” at workers who complain may be violating the law.
- Understanding Wrongful Termination Law in New Jersey
As an employer, making the decision to terminate employment is difficult — you have to take into consideration a number of factors, from performance to company health to growth potential and turnover costs — but when you tack on legal concerns, the process can quickly become overwhelming.
- 10 Signs You May Be Facing Age Discrimination
In 1967 the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was passed to protect employees from discrimination based on age. While this was a very positive step towards protecting workers rights, age discrimination in the workplace still persists across every industry and sector today.