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- Can You Be Fired for Talking about Your Job on Social Media?
The right of employees to communicate with other employees is protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA protects an employee’s right to engage in union activity or to join with one or more co-workers to attempt to improve working conditions. The law provides the right to discuss work issues and share information about pay, benefits, and working conditions with co-workers or with a union.
- Can You Be Fired For Attending Rehab for Alcoholism?
Is Alcoholism A Disability? Alcoholism can be considered a covered disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer may not discriminate against an individual based on a history of alcoholism if that person has been rehabilitated and no longer uses alcohol.
- Have You Been Retaliated Against for Asserting Your Rights at Work?
What is Retaliation? Retaliation takes place when an employee engages in "protected activity" and his or her employer takes “adverse action” against the employee because of that activity.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Leads to Wrongful Termination
Pregnant women often experience nausea commonly known as morning sickness.
- Is 50 the New 40 in Disparate-Impact Age Discrimination Claims?
It's been a little more than a year since the Third Circuit held that a subgroup of employees age 50 or older may allege age discrimination in favor of younger employees who were age 40 or older under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
- Megyn Kelly Writer Fired after Reporting Bullying to NBC Execs
NBC is providing an unintentional example of how hard it can be to change workplace culture.
- New York’s Highest Court Expands Availability of Punitive Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law
New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney David S. Rich explains that New York's court of last resort recently lowered the standard for obtaining punitive damages under the New York City Human Rights Law.
- Whistleblower Protections in New Jersey
Whistleblower protection laws exist on the federal and state level to protect workers who report misconduct from retaliation by their employers.
- Fired for Requesting FMLA Leave – Do I Have a Case?
The Family and Medical Leave Act permits someone to take a leave of absence from a company to take care of family or when there is an extended medical problem with the employee. Those that work at the company are protected from discrimination, being passed over for promotion, discipline actions, being laid off and termination when using FMLA.
- Can Employees Be Fired While Out on Workers’ Compensation?
Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses often hesitate to file Workers’ Compensation claims because they fear retaliation from their employer.