February 2018 Archives

Protection against wrongful termination

If you were terminated from your job in Arizona, you may have a feeling that you were fired unfairly, but you might not know whether you have a case. Ultimately, termination scenarios need to be looked at on an individual basis to determine if the employee was fired wrongfully and has the right to seek justice in court.

OSC issues three memos outlining whistleblower protections

The Office of Special Counsel has issued a series of memos regarding whistleblower protections. These memos, disseminated to all federal agencies, outlined new whistleblower protections and updated whistleblower guidelines. These new guidelines cover all federal employees in Arizona and around the country. According to the OSC, these additional protections will provide additional protection for those employees.

Should I hire an employment law lawyer?

If you've been wronged as an employee you might be able to pursue an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint that leads to a lawsuit. If successfully navigated, the suit could bring you just compensation and other remedies relating to the financial, career and emotional damages that you suffered as a result of the wrongdoing.

How witnesses are impacted by sexual harassment at work

Arizona workers may have witnessed one or more acts of sexual harassment on the job. According to a survey from Society of Human Resources Management, 17 percent of the respondents from around the country said that they had witnessed such an event. However, the actual number may be higher as people may not be forthcoming when asked about their own experience. This may be because they are afraid of being retaliated against.

U.S. House passes sexual harassment bill

Arizona readers may be interested to learn that the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would overhaul parts of the Congressional Accountability Act, the system that handles sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill. The legislation was created in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Pregnancy discrimination: Your rights when pregnant on the job

Pregnant women working for certain employers can receive protection from discrimination under federal law through the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This act is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under Title VII. It specifically protects pregnant women from any kind of discrimination related to childbirth, pregnancy and associated medical conditions.

Can I qualify for FMLA leave?

You might be surprised to know that you have the legal right to take time off after you give birth to a baby, after your spouse gives birth to a baby and if someone in your family suffers a serious medical problem that requires your attention.

Monster Energy employees file sexual harassment lawsuits

Arizona residents who are fans of Monster Energy may be interested to learn that five women have filed lawsuits against the company. Multiple lawsuits stated that company had a history of abusive behavior by executives toward female workers.

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