Older workers often lose their jobs as a result of a company’s group reduction-in-force, otherwise known as a “RIF. ” Other times the job loss is due to an individual wrongful termination or lay-off. Federal and state laws provide protection to employees to safeguard against discrimination. One of the forms of discrimination that employees are…Read More
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides crucial support to employees who need to take time off from work to take care of themselves or a family member. If an employer is covered by the FMLA compliance is not voluntary. Unfortunately, some workers are unlawfully denied FMLA leave or retaliated against for taking it. As…Read More
New York employers are prohibited by federal, state, and local laws from engaging in pregnancy-related discrimination. Companies must also comply with statutes regarding leaves of absence for conditions and situations associated with pregnancy. However, many employees either do not understand their rights or have the legal background necessary to enforce them. If you are facing…Read More
Even as you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child, your joy can quickly turn to distress if you are discriminated against on account of your pregnancy. Fortunately, federal and New Jersey state pregnancy statutes protect your rights and provide you with options if you are subject to unfair treatment by your employer. In…Read More
One of the most common questions our office hears from employees and employers alike is Pennsylvania an at-will employment state? Like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is considered an “at-will” employment state. This means that in general, an employer can fire an employee at any time and for any reason without recourse by the…Read More
When it comes to employment and termination, an employee may have many questions about their rights. New Jersey is considered to be an at-will state. “At-will” means that an employee works “at the will of” the employer, and can be fired without cause. Employment laws and contracts limit the ability of an employer to unfairly…Read More
When it comes to hiring and firing workers in New York, employers and employees alike have many questions about their rights. “At-will” means that an employee works “at the will of” the employer, and thus can be fired without cause. However, employees have many rights through laws and contracts that limit the ability of an…Read More
Americans spend the majority of their day at work, and expect to be treated fairly and with respect in the workplace. However, sometimes an employer or supervisor creates a hostile work environment, which can come in many different forms. You do not have to suffer through that kind of work situation. One of the most…Read More
Employees have a limited amount of time to take action against their employer. How much time do they have? The answer to that question is complicated: the statute of limitations for employment lawsuits vary based on a number of different factors, including the statute you are suing under and the type of conduct alleged. When…Read More
Sexual harassment occurs when an employee is treated differently because of his or her sex. An incident of sexual harassment can easily become entangled with other types of employee rights violations, such as when the victim faces retaliation for how he or she chooses to handle the harassment. There are a number of laws aimed…Read More
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