An African American who was hired on a second-grade teacher by administrators at Larchmont Elementary School in 2016, filed a lawsuit against her employer and colleagues on May 29. In her filing, she chronicles how her colleagues were hostile and abusive toward her during her two years on the job. She also claims that she was retaliated against by school administrators.
When you enter the workforce, it's important for you to know what at-will employment means. Why? If you are ever hired for a job where at-will employment is an option, you need to protect yourself. At-will employment means that practically zero notice has to be given by your employer when they want to end your time with their company. A complete understanding of at-will employment can help protect you from unfortunate mistakes.
Filing a wage complaint against your employer is well within your rights, especially if you have solid evidence that your wages have been tampered with in any shape or form. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created by the federal government to protect employees from various problems that can arise on the job. This includes protection from retaliation by an employer. Here's how you can prove a wage and hour retaliation claim against your employer.
By Chris Emrich
When you start a job, there's a good chance your employer will request that you review and sign an employment contract. If they don't, it's a good idea to ask if they can provide you with one.
No one wants to be the victim of sexual harassment, but you could find yourself in this position. If this happens at work, it's critical to take immediate action.
The Equal Pay Act is an important piece of legislation that helps protect the pay that employees receive. It states that women are to be paid the same as men if they work in similar jobs in the same company. The jobs do not have to be the same, but they must be at least substantially equal in order for the pay to be equal. It is the content of the job, not the title, that determines this.
By Chris Emrich
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to protect an employee who needs to take a leave of absence to bond with a new child, receive treatment for a personal illness or care for an injured or sick family member.
If you suffer any type of on the job injury, there are some key steps you can take to protect your legal rights in New Jersey. Start with the following:
If you start a sexual harassment case, the way that you viewed the events as they happened could have a massive impact on the outcome of that case. It's not always simply the facts of what happened that define how the court rules, but how you reacted to them.
By Chris Emrich
Unemployment benefits can help those who have lost their jobs pay for the bills and get back on their feet until they acquire a new job. Not every person is entitled to unemployment benefits, which means that you very well could be denied these benefits should you ever lose your job. Today, we will take a look at the reasons why you could be denied unemployment benefits.