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- 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.
- Terminated for Medical Disability: Is It Wrongful Termination or Discrimination?
Being terminated due to a disability may be unlawful and could lead to a civil suit against the employer. The circumstances of the termination, the disability and the employee are crucial in understanding if there is a case to pursue against the company when being fired.
- Necessary Steps for Terminating an Employee
Before an employee is fired, it is essential for the employer to consider various factors such as discrimination, harassment and if there is a cause that he or she could sue. For the employer, he or she must ensure the words used and actions taken are able to stand in court against the words and claim of the employee if it comes to litigation.
- 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.
- I Won My EEOC Claim. Can I Negotiate the Amount Awarded?
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”).