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Posted by Legal Team On October 10, 2019

What to do when wrongful termination happens to you

Getting fired is disheartening, frightening and often humiliating. It can also be grossly unfair and possibly illegal, depending on the circumstances. How do you know whether you’re a victim of a wrongful termination? Even if you were let go along with others due to a corporate merger…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 2, 2019

What makes an independent contractor different from an employee?

How do you know you’re an independent contractor and not an employee? (If your answer is, “Because my boss told me so,” you may want to keep reading.) The “gig economy” is very popular right now in America, partially because it allows people to work a schedule…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 25, 2019

Don’t let language discrimination affect your rights

Speaking Spanish in public these days can expose you to some of the nastier elements of racism. Viral videos of Latinos being insulted, harassed and threatened because they were speaking in Spanish have been flooding the internet for awhile now. It probably surprises no one that up…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 19, 2019

How do you cope with the emotional aspects of discrimination?

When you face racial, gender or some other form of discrimination at work, you may not be in an immediate position to react. As much as you’d like to file a complaint with Human Resources or quit, you fear that you don’t have enough evidence to support…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 13, 2019

What sort of workplace accommodations are common for autism?

There are plenty of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who can function fairly well in the workplace — although some need reasonable accommodations to better manage their neurodivergent condition at work. If you have an ASD, you should understand your rights under the Americans with…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 2, 2019

What is your employer’s duty once you report sexual harassment?

You’ve been putting up with sexual harassment for weeks or months now from a co-worker or supervisor. You’ve tried politely ignoring the harasser as well as directly asking them to stop. You’ve made your boundaries clear, but the message doesn’t seem to be getting through. Now, it’s…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 28, 2019

Why sexual harassment victims get the blame

“Well, what was she wearing to work?” “How did she talk to him?” “Did she lead him on?” “Did she smile a lot?” Those are the kinds of questions that people often ask when they hear that a female co-worker has been sexually harassed by a male…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 22, 2019

Does skin tone make discrimination against Latinos worse?

What’s a little difference in skin tone among family members, right? Everything. Latinos report that they and their family members are often treated with more or less discrimination based entirely on their skin tone. The lighter the skin tone of the Latino, the less discrimination he or…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 16, 2019

California churches shaken over wrongful termination lawsuit

Two different United Methodist churches in California are in turmoil and a preschool run by the one in Orange County has closed over allegations that a pastor behaved inappropriately toward the preschool’s well-established director and the church’s leadership fired her for reporting it. The woman at the…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 7, 2019

How do you approach your boss about racial microaggressions?

Nobody enjoys bringing up the victim of racial discrimination at work, but if you are — whether it’s subtle or overt — you have a right to address the issue with your employer. You also have the right to expect your employer to take action. Many people…

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