What if I am not paid properly?

When you go to your job, you assume that your employer will pay you for the time that you spend there and the work that you do. There are both state and federal laws that outline how much an employee is supposed to be paid and how much time they are allowed to work under [...]

What should I know about employer retaliation?

When an employee takes a stand against their unsafe or unfair working conditions, or they report an act of discrimination that is occurring in the workplace, they should be free to do so without the fear of retaliation. The people who take a stand against wrongdoings in the workplace are those who are trying to [...]

I believe I was wrongfully terminated. What can I do?

Though it is unfortunate, we occasionally hear from a potential client who believes they have been fired from their place of employment for a reason unrelated to their job performance. They may believe that they were fired from their workplace because of their gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or a disability. It is important to know [...]

Sexual Harassment Overview

There are two kinds of sexual harassment. One is called quid pro quo and the other is within the context of a hostile work environment. Quid pro quo discrimination is when someone, perhaps your supervisor, says if you do something for me, I’ll do something for you. It’s when you feel that you must use [...]

How Can Pregnancy Discrimination Affect You?

Pregnancy discrimination is when your employer treats you differently because he or she finds out you are pregnant or perceives that you could become pregnant. This is against the law. You are entitled to be pregnant, keep your job, and to take a maternity leave, if necessary, to have your baby and take care of [...]

Employment and Gender Discrimination

Though it is unfortunate and many advances have been made, gender inequality is still very much present within a lot of workplaces across the country. Typically gender discrimination is when an employer treats an employee differently because of his or her sex. This may result in the employee being paid less, being given less important [...]

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination can come in many varieties. As an employee, you can be discriminated against because you are “too old”. That would be age discrimination. You could be discriminated against because of your religion, race, or sexuality. You can be discriminated against because you’re disabled or because the company perceives you as disabled. It’s against the [...]

Employment and Disability Discrimination.

Disability discrimination is when your employer treats you differently or poorly because of your having a disability.  It also could be that the employer treats you differently because he perceives you as having a disability, even when you don’t. I’ve handled cases where people were not disabled but they returned from a leave of employment [...]

Age Discrimination: Your Age Shouldn’t Impact your Employment.

Age discrimination is when your employer treats you differently or unfairly because of your age. Typically this happens to older workers. If you’re over the age of 40, you are at the beginning of the protected age category. If your employer terminates you because of your age, hired, retained, or promoted someone younger while they [...]

Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable?

A non-compete agreement is enforceable if it is reasonable. When you first get hired, a company may ask you to sign one. A non-compete agreement states that if you were to be terminated or quit, you will not set up a company that directly competes. It also may state that you will not gain employment [...]