It can be one of the most intimidating situations anybody ever encounters in their personal lives – that is, unless you swim with sharks or study crocodiles on a regular basis. But all jokes aside, sexual harassment can be a very serious and relevant issue. And it’s never more relevant than when it comes into your life and… Read More »
Have you ever been the victim of sexual harassment at work? For many people, the question isn’t necessarily “yes,” or “no,” but unfortunately, a simple “I don’t know.” That’s because far too many people aren’t sure what exactly constitutes sexual harassment. After all, how do you filter out normal banter with colleagues from what truly constitutes harassment and… Read More »
While we all almost universally acknowledge the negative role of discrimination in the workplace, we don’t always admit that discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes. Discrimination is discrimination, no matter how that discrimination takes place. This is a bad thing. Why? Because some people feel victimized without feeling like they have the right to call themselves a… Read More »
When many of us think of discrimination, what do our thoughts turn to? We think of racial discrimination, a problem that’s had an obvious and lasting effect on our society. We might think of gender discrimination, which often translates to damaging sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace. But how many of us think of age discrimination as being… Read More »
For too many people, age discrimination is a mysterious thing. They may feel too old – or too young – and so they easily accept the kind of discrimination they expect from the outside world. But that’s exactly what people who suffer from age discrimination need to fight. So why does it seem so hard to do?
The law mandates that employers give employees time-off from work for medical reasons under specific circumstances. However, each employee’s specific rights will depend largely on the state he or she works in and the size of the employer. This article briefly describes the various types of medical leaves of absence employees may be entitled to. The Major Federal… Read More »
1. Character as Destiny: Sometimes That’s Not Good Ralph Waldo Emerson — who wrote the essays Self Reliance and Compensation, among others — might have loved my law firm Clients, who tend to be hard-working, self-reliant, persevering and intelligent, just to name a few of their good personality traits. In short, they have “Character.” Too often, however,… Read More »
Do want to know when you can validly terminate a contract of employment as per the Ethiopian Labour Law? If so here are the main points. In Ethiopia the employment relationship between an employer and an employee is governed by The Ethiopian Labour Proclamation 377/2003. According to this proclamation the contract of employment may be terminated by the… Read More »
In Texas, there are two types of work place injury claims. If the employer carries workers compensation insurance, then you should call 800-252-7031 and request paperwork to file a worker’s compensation claim. You will need to file a Form DWC 041 with the Texas Department of Insurance: Division of Workers Compensation. If the employer makes a business decision… Read More »
Top 5 Employment Law Myths There are a few misconceptions about employee rights that employment attorneys routinely encounter in their conversations with potential clients and friends. This article aims to debunk five common employment law myths in order to empower you to make wise choices about your employment.