“You’re Fired!” Now What?

“YOU’RE FIRED!” Now WHat? Nobody wants to hear the words “you’re fired” or “we’re letting you go.”  So, what do you once you’ve received those not-so-magic words, and the termination makes no sense?  Or maybe you feel like something unlawful is behind the termination?  Here are some things an employment lawyer will want to consider […]

Unemployment Claims – FAQ’s

Unemployment FAQ’s In the U.S., each state has its own system for paying unemployment benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work.  While each state processes may vary, there will also be many similarities.  Based on the policies and practices of the Georgia Department of Labor as an example, here are some common FAQ’s […]

Workplace Age Discrimination: Signs That It’s Happening

Age discrimination AT WORK The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees over 40 years old in the terms and conditions of employment. In over two decades practicing in the field of employment law, I have noticed that age discrimination claims surface more frequently than any other type of discrimination.  […]

Unlawful Workplace Retaliation

What is unlawful retaliation?   Claims for unlawful retaliation must be specifically allowed under a particular law.  For example, the following laws prohibit retaliation against a person for exercising their legal rights:  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended The Family and Medical Leave […]

“Top 10” Employer Mistakes

“TOP 10” Employer mistakes Here are some common employer mistakes (in no particular order) that can become problematic if an employee or former employee tries to raise a legal claim: Employer Mistake # 1 – Not Following Your Employee Handbook Employee handbooks are not legally mandated.  In fact, many states do not have laws that require […]

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