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Wrongfully terminated after an illegal workplace drug test?

If you have ever looked for a new job, you probably read many ads on employment search websites or local newspapers. You may have found among the education and experience qualifications a statement explaining that your employment with the company would be contingent on your passing a drug test. Soon after your new employer formally extended you a contract, you probably went to a medical center or lab and gave a urine sample.

#youtoo? What should you do?

From #metoo to "Time's Up," recent events in Hollywood and among government officials have brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront. While glamorous celebrities have set up a platform for the cause, their efforts may have little effect on your daily struggle, and you may wonder how to stand up for yourself and other women -- and how to put a stop to harassment and hostility in Arizona workplaces.

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."

Sexual harassment is never 'friendly'

Allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in Hollywood have cropped up before, and many times, the celebrity at the center of the scandal is able to brush it off or disappear into quiet disgrace. This time, however, the scandal broke with fury, opening the floodgates to dozens of women who spoke up to allege that film executive Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed, intimidated and or assaulted them.

Know how to recognize workplace retaliation

Did you recently file a report with human resources or your supervisor complaining of sexual harassment on the job? Maybe you reported your boss for illegal practices. Perhaps you refused to condone unethical procedures or falsify company records. Chances are, if the behavior you complained about is company-wide, your whistleblowing did not go over well.

I just lost my job. Can I sue?

You are not the first person to get fired, but that doesn't soften the blow, especially if your boss didn't give you a concrete reason for your termination. If being fired has left you struggling to pay your bills while also looking for work, you may have a feeling that something was not right with the way you were let go.

Beware of a severance agreement you don't understand

Have you ever known someone who will sign his or her name to a dotted line when asked to do so, without actually reading the document? Many people in Arizona and across the nation have wound up facing terrible legal complications after adding their signatures to documents they didn't fully understand. A lawfully signed contract becomes enforceable by law; therefore, it is crucial to have a full understanding of all obligations and restrictions contained therein to avoid negative surprises later.

Proposition 206 and its effects on Arizona workers

On December 8 of this year, 1,465,639 Arizona voters voted yes and the state of Arizona passed Proposition 206. Also known as the Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, the proposition seeks to increase the minimum wage for all employees and to secure the right to paid time off needed due to sickness.

Many Arizona workers will soon receive an increase in pay

On December 8 of this year, 1,465,639 Arizona voters voted yes and the state of Arizona passed Proposition 206. Also known as the Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, the proposition seeks to increase the minimum wage for all employees and to secure the right to paid time off needed due to sickness.