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When an Employer Talks to an Employee's Family About Workplace Matters

Workplace confidentiality is essential. Generally, employees are warned about disclosing any information related to the company or the nature of their work. Employers have issued warnings to employees, urging them to refrain from disclosing trade secrets to anyone, including their family members.

Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination claims in the workplace are growing each day. As a result of this rising unfortunate trend, employers are facing exposure and liability. In 2018, about 2,790 pregnancy discrimination cases were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An employer must take necessary steps to prevent pregnancy discrimination at workplace. Let us take a closer look at pregnancy discrimination and take some preventive measures to reduce this form of discrimination.

Wrongful Termination: Know Your Rights

The term 'wrongful termination' is an event where an employer fires or terminates an employee for reasons that are prohibited by law. However, there are several U.S. laws in that provide protection to employees against wrongful termination, especially when the case involves discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contracts, violation of policy, or whistleblowing.

Things to Remember When Hiring an Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Employment discrimination is still prevalent in the U.S. and hundreds of employees suffer from it. The good news is, there are several locals, state and federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protect employees from facing discriminatory behavior from their employers. This behavior includes discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age, race, religion, national origin, genetic information, pregnancy, disability and other characteristics.

All You Need to Know about Retaliatory Discharge

The term "Retaliatory" is analogous to "revenge". Retaliatory discharge is a legal term which refers to an instance when an employee is terminated by their employer for a reason that is unrelated to their work-performance. As per many state and federal laws, retaliatory discharge is considered as wrongful termination as it is illegal conduct. If you believe that you have been victimized by your employer, you should immediately seek legal counsel from an experienced employment discrimination lawyer to learn about your options and check whether you have a valid claim or not.

Does 'Single Mother Discrimination' Exist?

Unfortunately, discrimination is a common issue in the United States that can occur in any workplace. However, this prejudicial behavior is no longer limited to race, color, religion, disability, or sex, but it has extended to marital status as well, particularly when it comes to single parents, especially single mothers.

Fired for Requesting FMLA Leave - Should I Sue?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows an employee to take a leave of absense to take care of their family when there is an extended medical problem with the employee or their family. Under FMLA, the employees are protected from discrimination, unfair discipline actions, being laid off or passed over for promotion, among other actions that an employer might take against them. However, there are certain conditions that an employee may fulfill in order to be eligible for FMLA.

Employment Discrimination: Know Your Rights

There are several anti-discrimination laws which prohibit employers from treating their workers differently based on their attributes that are unrelated to job performance. When an employer shows prejudice behavior against an employee due to certain characteristics or background, it causes a violation of guarantees for due process and equal protection provided by the constitution of the United States.

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