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Whether it’s legally and morally right or not, the fact is that if an individual person or small business files a lawsuit against a big corporation, they often lose. This is commonly seen in personal injury cases where the corporation is responsible for damages done to the plaintiff, or the person who is accusing them […]

Harassment in the workplace isn’t always easy to define. It can take a lot of different shapes, making victims of this type of harassment uncomfortable, but unsure as to whether what they are feeling qualifies as harassment or is something they are overreacting about. Because of this, a lot of workplace harassment is not even […]

The Whistleblower amendment has recently been in the news again as proposed amendments were voted into law. These amendments were both a step backward and forward for whistleblowers, as it limited awards for cases resulting in an over $30 million payout – a substantial sum for most people, anyway, and only 3 of 59 recent […]

Recently, stories of sexual harassment seem to be everywhere. The #MeToo movement has helped women across the globe find the strength to step forward and accuse their attackers of unwanted actions and violations. Even a waitress at a Denny’s in a small town in New York gained worldwide attention when she called the police to […]

One of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace is sexual harassment. Defined as any unwelcome sexual behaviors, including advanced, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct, this discrimination is protected against through the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even with all of the media attention, government […]

As a general rule, most employees do not take on a job with the expectation that they will have to be a whistleblower. When you work for a business, there is a duty of service that you plan to provide your employer in exchange for a paycheck and benefits as laid out upon the terms […]

One of the most common types of employment lawsuits is that of wage and hour discrimination. By law, employers must comply with certain federal and state requirements, but this is not always what occurs. You as an employee must understand what you are entitled to and what the laws are that are out there to […]

Even in the 21st century when people should know that any form of harassment or discrimination is likely to be recorded on a camera somewhere, it still happens. Studies have shown that somewhere around 33 million women have reported being sexually harassed at work, and that’s just one form of possible harassment. Federal and state […]

While discrimination may have sadly been commonplace as recently as a decade ago, in modern society there are laws protecting individuals from this outdated practice. Those laws extend to the workplace, and, in fact, workplace discrimination can have severe consequences for the offender. Unfortunately, discrimination still happens, even with all of the procedures and protocols […]

Your job is your livelihood, and if you are like millions of people in the world, you probably live paycheck to paycheck. You go to work on time, work hard, and expect an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. If something unexpected happens and you lose your job without warning or for unjust […]