There is no worse feeling than losing your job. If your employer fires you, it’s important to learn more about why this happened and if you’re in a position to take action against the company. For example, you may feel that you were the victim of wrongful termination. There are many situations in which this … Continue reading Wrongful termination: Were you a victim?
Phoenix Arizona Discrimination Law Blog
Arizona residents may have heard about the $32 million settlement reached by Bill O’Reilly to resolve sexual harassment allegations against him. However, this was not the largest settlement reached in a sexual harassment case. That may belong to a former employer at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. A jury in that case awarded the victim … Continue reading Sexual harassment victims collect millions in compensation
Workplace retaliation happens when an employee speaks up about something, such as discrimination or harassment. It can also happen when an employee refuses to perform an illegal action on the job, or supports another employee after witnessing a wrongful action. Retaliation involves a negative consequence — like a dock in pay, a demotion, or a … Continue reading What constitutes workplace retaliation?
Some people in Arizona who have disabilities might not disclose their conditions to their employers. This was one finding of a study conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation, which looked at workers with disabilities throughout the US as well as in other countries, including Brazil, Germany and India. The study found that in the … Continue reading How workplace disability discrimination affects employees
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a common occurrence even though it is illegal. In some cases, sexual harassment can be so pervasive that it can have an impact on workplace productivity. Some employees who experience it might quit or may fear that they could lose their job if they report the behavior. Harassment comes … Continue reading Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace
A Ninth Circuit court ruled that a jury should look into whether preferential treatment for an alleged rapist by an employer constitutes sexual harassment of the victim. This ruling may have significant implications for Arizona workers. In August 2011, a female employee of the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) was reportedly raped outside of work. … Continue reading Ninth Circuit ruling revives hostile work case
Employment discrimination can happen to anyone, regardless of your sexual orientation, race, gender or creed. Whether you’re black, white, latino or another race, it doesn’t matter. You’re still protected by federal and state anti-discrimination laws. 7 examples of workplace discrimination Because everyone is vulnerable to being unfairly treated on the job, it’s important that everyone … Continue reading Employment discrimination: Did this happen to you?
Arizona residents may be interested to learn about a man who filed an age discrimination and retaliation claim against his former employer. The former nursing home maintenance director claimed that his termination by a Pennsylvania nursing home violated his rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. After … Continue reading Court says man’s retaliation claim can proceed to trial
More women than every before are working hard to balance starting a family and building their careers. That can mean working throughout a pregnancy, and then returning to conquer the corporate world after an appropriate amount of medical leave following the birth. There are federal laws in place intended to protect the rights of working … Continue reading What happens if you face discrimination due to pregnancy at work?
The Americans With Disabilities Act generally requires employers to give reasonable accommodations to disabled employees. Home Depot, which has several locations in Arizona, is facing a lawsuit for failing to do so. The store in question is located in Peru, Illinois. According to a lawsuit filed on Sept. 28 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity … Continue reading Lawsuit alleges disability discrimination at Home Depot