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August 2016 Archives

Employee handbook could help prove wrongful termination

Being fired from a job could leave anyone feeling dazed and confused. In such a situation, it's normal to experience a wide range of emotions. At first, you may feel shock and embarrassment. Often a termination is the result of some sort of shortcoming, and no one wants to feel like they were doing a substandard job. But if you have been dismissed from a job, it is also important to look at the situation objectively and ask yourself if the termination was justified.

Suit against TV executive puts harassment in public spotlight

Far too often employees are subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of their supervisors or coworkers. Victims of harassment may feel they have no ability to put a halt to unwanted advances and unfair demands. This is understandable as sexual harassment typically involves a culprit who feels impervious to consequences due to his or her standing in the company. So victims, fearing the loss of their jobs, remain silent.

The law requires employers to discuss disability accommodations

If you have suffered a debilitating injury, your job takes on even more importance in your life. For one thing, you may be facing a new set of expenses that you never anticipated. And as unfair as it may be, your new circumstances may make it more difficult to find another job should you lose the one you have. But to do any job, you must have accommodations that allow you to perform your tasks successfully.