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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your Rights Against Wrongful Termination

People often come to me and tell me that they believe they have been wrongfully terminated from their employment and they want me to represent them. However, wrongful termination is a term that probably doesn’t mean precisely what many people think it means. It does not mean that you’ve been terminated from your job and [...]

How do I know if I am a victim of race discrimination?

Race discrimination is generally when you are treated improperly because of your race, usually in an employment setting. If you believe that you are a victim of race discrimination, bring it to the attention of your company. If they do nothing about it, they can be equally liable for race discrimination as the original offender. [...]

How does sexual harassment impact the workplace?

There are two types of sexual harassment in the workplace: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo is when someone you work with requires you to give sexual favors in order to be promoted, not get fired, or other consequences. Hostile work environment is when anyone does things to make you feel uncomfortable [...]

What is wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination means when you are terminated for an illegal reason. For example, you are terminated because you are old, because you are disabled or they perceive you as disabled, because you’re a woman, because you’re gay, or because of your race or your religion, all protected classes. They cannot discriminate against you or commit [...]