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What Employees should Know to Prove a Retaliatory Discharge

Retaliation refers to the wrongful termination or punishment faced by an employee for reporting any illegal activity or unethical conduct of the employer or company, such as workplace safety violations, harassment, discrimination, and others. There are several laws that give workplace rights to employees and prohibit retaliation.

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What Qualifies as Employment Discrimination?

As an employee of any firm or organization that operates in the United States of America, there are certain employee rights that everyone should be aware of. The rights of employees as declared by law are something that every registered company in the United States needs to adhere to and an inability to do so means that the employee can challenge the company in court.

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What You Should Know About Genetic Information Discrimination

Acquiring genetic information from employees is a form of employment discrimination, where an employer or insurance company treats people differently based on their genetic mutation. The genetic information also provides information about an inherited disorder, which may result in biasness and discrimination at various levels in a workplace. If you think you have been subjected to genetic information discrimination, you may have some questions in your mind.

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When to get Legal Help for your Wrongful Termination Case

If you think you were terminated for an unlawful reason, you have the right to file a wrongful termination case against your employer. However, proving and receiving damages against a wrongful termination action is challenging, involves complex legal proceedings, and requires producing solid pieces of evidence to support your claim.

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Wrongful Discharge Claims under FMLA

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees can take up to 84 days or 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons or to provide care to immediate or closely related family members. All local, state, and federal government departments and private and public schools are required by the law to uphold FMLA.

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Wrongful Termination Claims: Myths and Misconceptions

It can be frustrating to know that you are being fired when you think the employer had no valid reason to do so. Sometimes, factors in job performance lead the employer to make a decision to lay you off, while other times, it can be the difference in opinion or personal grudge that becomes the underlying reason for firing you.

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Whistleblowing and Retaliation – What Employees Should Know

Illinois, being an at-will employment state, gives power to an employer to lay off a worker for any reason whatsoever. However, there are several laws that prohibit them from firing an employee for reporting their illegal activities and misconducts, such as whistleblowing.

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A Look at the Provisions of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

The bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by the Senate on June 6, 2017, which was signed into law in by President Donald Trump, with the aim to bring a significant reform to civil service. The bill comprises of statutes that will ease restrictions pertaining to termination and discipline of employees that is directed from the veteran affairs dependent.

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