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  • Could You Have a Retaliation Claim After Being Fired for Reporting a Friend's Sexual Harassment?
    Could You Have a Retaliation Claim After Being Fired for Reporting a Friend's Sexual Harassment?

    If you complain to your employer about discriminatory conduct or harassment in your workplace, even if you are not directly involved, and you are fired as a result, you may be able to sustain a claim ...

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  • Steer Clear of Social Media If Contemplating a Wrongful Termination Suit
    Steer Clear of Social Media If Contemplating a Wrongful Termination Suit

    If you are involved in a wrongful termination lawsuit, or are contemplating one, be careful how you use your social media accounts. Its always tempting to share all that is going on in your life, but ...

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  • Am I Entitled to Paid Sick Time if I Work for a Small Business?
    Am I Entitled to Paid Sick Time if I Work for a Small Business?

    This week our receptionist has been out because her 6 year old daughter fell ill and ended up in the hospital. We are a small law firm of 10 people, but we all fill in by taking turns answering the ...

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  • Are Temporary Disabilities Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
    Are Temporary Disabilities Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

    The ADA makes it unlawful for covered employers to "discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability." The Act prohibits covered employers from discharging qualified employees ...

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  • Asians Are Subject to Employment Discrimination Too
    Asians Are Subject to Employment Discrimination Too

    Although when we think of discrimination in the workplace, we tend to focus on groups such as African-Americans and Latinos, discrimination against Asians is present as well, though it generally is ...

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  • Be Sure There is a Causal Connection Between Your Protected Status and Your Termination
    Be Sure There is a Causal Connection Between Your Protected Status and Your Termination

    Our firm receives call every day from individuals who have been recently fired. They are often a member of a protected class, such as a racial or religious minority, or are gay, pregnant, or are over ...

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