Archive for the ‘Labor and Employment’ Category

Can I File a Worker’s Compensation Claim Based on Stress?

Considering that stress in the workplace is a common occurrence, filing a worker’s compensation claim for this might seem ridiculous. However, this is a viable option depending on the circumstances. Even with a valid reason, the challenge is proving the case. Anyone thinking about moving forward with a worker’s compensation claim due to work-related stress […]

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Posted on:
May 7th, 2018

Category:
Labor and Employment

What Are My Legal Rights Against Retaliation for Being a Whistleblower?

If you suspect or witnessed wrongdoing in the workplace but fear your employer will retaliate if you come forward with information, you need to know that as a “whistleblower,” you have protection. Unfortunately, many people have experienced disciplinary action, including termination, because they notified their employer about a problem at work. Instead of worrying about […]

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October 6th, 2017

Category:
Labor and Employment

How to Respond to a Negative Performance Evaluation Created as Pretext for Termination

You know you do a great job at work, but out of nowhere, you get a negative performance evaluation. Rather than question your capabilities, you need to be more concerned that the review was a pretext for termination. Unfortunately, some companies are not honest when it comes to terminations, instead blaming the employee for something […]

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Posted on:
September 29th, 2017

Category:
Labor and Employment

Can My Employer Force Me to Retire or Is That Discrimination?

If you are close to 65 and concerned that your employer is trying to force you to retire, you have protection. Thanks to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), there is no mandatory age for retirement. Under this law, you have protection against discriminatory practices that include hiring, termination, promotions, benefits, training, job duties, […]

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Posted on:
August 16th, 2017

Category:
Labor and Employment | Uncategorized

Recovering Financial Loss from a Work-Related Burn Accident

Even when numerous safety guidelines are implemented and measures taken, workplace burns account for a large number of all burn-related injuries. According to the American Burn Association, roughly 500,000 such injuries requiring medical attention occur every year. Of those, approximately 4,000 people ultimately lose their lives. A burn victim experiences a tremendous amount of pain […]

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February 24th, 2017

Category:
Labor and Employment | Personal Injury Law

How an Attorney Can Help with a Hostile Work Environment Situation

Unfortunately, many people experience a hostile work environment every day. Although tighter laws have helped, this problem is ongoing. The good news is that because this continues, courts are holding supervisors, co-workers, and companies responsible, if applicable. If a supervisor knows about the harassment, had the opportunity to learn that it was happening, or failed […]

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November 11th, 2016

Category:
Labor and Employment

Seeking Legal Help for Pregnancy Discrimination

Years ago, pregnant women had few rights, but today, things have and are continuing to improve. Even so, pregnancy discrimination still exists. This type of illegal sex discrimination involves a pregnant employee or job candidate being treated differently based on her condition. Although there are times when a doctor will advise or prohibit a pregnant […]

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Posted on:
November 3rd, 2016

Category:
Labor and Employment