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- Am I Being Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment?
When individuals hear the phrase “hostile work environment,” they may think that this means that a supervisor or owner of a business curses, hurls things at the wall or is intimating to employees. However, in legal terms, this is not the case. Instead, specific legal criteria must be met for a work environment to meet this legal threshold.
- How Can I Win an Age Discrimination Lawsuit
As baby boomers represent a higher number of paid employees, the number of age discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Between the years 1997 and 2007, approximately 16,000 to 19,000 complaints were filed a year. However, the number grew from 23,000 to 25,000 since 2008.
- Can Your Boss Ask You if You’re Pregnant? Your Rights Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Woman who was suspected of being pregnant was forced off the job.
- Which Groups of People Are Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Not all forms of discrimination or harassment are illegal. Simply because a person is singled out because his or her boss does not like him or her, this does not mean that the person has an actionable claim. Instead, the individual must be considered part of a protected class by state or federal law. Additionally, the discriminatory or harassing conduct must be because of membership in this protected class.
- Does Your Boss Have to Have a Reason to Fire You?
What at-will employment means in Pennsylvania.
- Does the ‘Little Guy’ Stand a Chance in Court When His Employer Has Deep Pockets?
Company viciously went after ex-staffer who sued after being fired
- Mitigation of Damages in Employment Case in California
As a general rule, civil law strives to make an injured party whole, no more and no less. Courts will reduce an award of damages where they determine that the plaintiff failed to take basic steps after the injury to minimize the harm suffered. This responsibility borne by the plaintiff is commonly known as the duty to mitigate damages, and it is a fundamental issue in any claim for wrongful termination.
- Can an Employer Fire/Not Hire Me for Failing a Physical?
Many employers use a variety of pre-employment tests to help find qualified employees. However, some strategies may be illegal if the test is targeted to weed out individuals with disabilities.
- Can I Be Fired for Lying on My Job Application?
Some job applicants decide to lie on their application, in their resume or in answers to interview questions in hopes that these lies or exaggerations will help them land the job. However, employing one of these tactics can cause an individual his or her job.
- Returning to Work Under the Family Medical Leave Act
One of the main features to the Family Medical Leave Act (”FMLA”) is the return to work provision that requires that an employer return an employee, who has been approved for FMLA, to their original or equivalent position at the end of their leave.