“YOU’RE FIRED!” Now WHat? Nobody wants to hear the words “you’re fired” or “we’re letting you go.” So, what can you do 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 […]
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’s process can vary, there will be many similarities. Here are some common Unemployment FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) based on the policies and practices of the GA Department of Labor. […]
An introduction to the EEOC – the federal agency that handles claim of employment discrimination and retaliation before they get to court.
Pregnant employees have rights under multiple federal laws.
Age discrimination AT WORK The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees who over 40 years old in any of the terms and conditions of their employment. Here are some examples that suggest age discrimination at work: Company fired an executive in his 60’s, then replaced him with someone in their […]
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 in 1991 The Family and Medical […]
“TOP 10” Employer Mistakes Here are some common mistakes that employers make (in no particular order) that can lead to lawsuits, EEOC Charges and other employee relations issues: Employer Mistake #1 – Not Following the Employee Handbook Employee handbooks are not legally mandated. However, a good employee handbook sets the tone for a workplace. It should […]