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December 2017 Archives

Responding to violations of your rights in the workplace

Creating a safe workplace for employees is one of the most important responsibilities of any employer. Unfortunately, far too many workplaces still allow unfair treatment or discrimination, placing an unfair burden on employees who suffer violations of their rights to stand up to unacceptable behavior in order to create safe work environments for all people.

How do I prove my termination was retaliatory?

Sometimes, after a particularly frustrating firing, it is difficult to know if you were fairly terminated or if your employer fired you in retaliation. This an understandable point of confusion, and one that you should take great care to work thorough properly. If your employer did fire you in retaliation, then you should consider the steps you can take to stand up for justice in the work place and defend yourself from unfair violations of your rights and an employee.

Seasonal workers have rights, too

When America's businesses go into holiday mode, it often feels like lightly controlled chaos for seasonal workers who step in to help expand a business's capacity during the shopping rush. Often, seasonal employees receive their agreed upon pay and not much else in terms of employment benefits. However, it is important to note that working as a seasonal worker does not mean working without rights.

Defending employees' rights in the workplace

Employees often believe their employers are the ones with absolutely all the power in any conflict, but this is not as true as it may feel. In many cases, employees have a great deal of power to object to the practices of an employer, especially if the employer is breaking the law or some noncriminal regulation.

More now than ever, women feel emboldened to call out sexual harassment

As sexual harassment and misconduct claims continue to mount against prominent public figures, women in workplaces across the United States are saying out loud, "I don't have to be silent anymore. I don't have to be afraid anymore."

Are noncompetition agreements fair?

In many industries and job sectors, employees expect to receive some form of noncompetition agreement at some point during their time with a company or as they exit. Whether or not they are commonplace, are such noncompetition agreements justifiably fair to the employee? To some degree, this question spend on individual priorities and perspectives on employment law, but in the legal sense, viable noncompetition agreements must meet three standards.