A precursor to filing a discrimination case in court is the state administrative agency to accept charges of discrimination. But Alabama does not have this regulatory agency, unlike a majority of other states. To be able to file a discrimination claim in Alabama, the petitioner will need to file a sworn charge of discrimination with […]
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The typical modern workplace comprises employees from diverse cultural backgrounds and belief systems, which are distinct from those of a majority of their colleagues as well as the top management in many cases. To be able to fully engage employees at work and build good relationships, leaders must understand the cultural beliefs and values of […]
This is one of the most common questions from those who want to file an employment discrimination claim. Naturally, clients always want to know how much they can expect to recover in damages if they file a claim against their employer. Since each case is unique and is based on a number of specific factors, […]
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This would mean any type of unwanted sexual conduct at work, including verbal harassment, intimidation, unwanted touching, requests or demands for sex, or outright assault. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for […]
As of January 1, 2020, the rules are changing regarding employees who are considered exempt from overtime pay. The US Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated changes to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in mid-2019, and they go into effect on the first of the New Year. Failing […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees who have disabilities. A reasonable accommodation would usually come in the form of providing some extra assistance or alterations to a job or workplace in order to enable the employee to perform his/her work. Employers are required to provide this type […]
The holiday season is a “make it or break it” time for retailers. “Black Friday” is named as such because the Friday after Thanksgiving is the day when retailers hope to be “in the black” for the year. This is definitely the busiest time of the year in the malls and shopping centers, and it […]
Under the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, housing discrimination is illegal if it is done based on one of the following: Race or Skin Color: The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on someone’s race or the color of their skin. A generation or two ago, this type of discrimination was out […]
As the population gets older, age discrimination is becoming more common among employers. There is no doubt that ageism is real, but it is not something that you should have to tolerate. If you believe you are not being hired because of your age, there are avenues available for which to obtain legal relief, which […]
Bullying has always been a major issue among school kids. And from old-fashioned schoolyard bullying to cyber-bullying, the topic of bullying in schools has been widely discussed, debated, and in many cases, acted upon in recent years. What is not talked about as much is bullying in the workplace, and in particular, the legal workplace. […]
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