You may have heard the term “pretext” when discussing workplace discrimination or a wrongful termination. So, what exactly is a pretext? A pretext is basically just a made-up reason for terminating someone, when the real reason is unlawful or improper. When you think pretext, think pretend, because sometimes employers will pretend that they terminated an […]
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Not surprisingly, some industries and jobs see a higher number of sexual harassment claims. While one may immediately think of jobs like the military, law enforcement, or other male-dominated workplaces, according to recent reports by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the following are the five industries with the most annual claims for sexual harassment. […]
Reservists and National Guard members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces can face a lot of challenges when it comes to maintaining civilian employment. Employers often want the skills and experience that service members bring to the job, but deployments and annual training drills can be a struggle for employers. Fortunately, federal law protects members […]
Under federal law, employers are required to keep accurate records of employee labor. This is because the law also has rules pertaining to what an employer must pay an employee, such as minimum wage and overtime. Birmingham labor law attorneys routinely meet clients who have been cheated out of their earnings due to unscrupulous employers […]
Like so many legal answers, the real answer to this question is, “it depends.” As a general rule, no. You can ask out just about anyone you want, assuming your company does not have anti-fraternization policies. We will set aside the issue of whether it is inappropriate or perhaps a bit unprofessional to ask out […]
Far too many women experience sexual harassment and discrimination in the workforce. When it happens to you, it can be dizzying and confusing. There are so many questions that need to be answered. Worse yet, there are strict limits on how long you can think through what is happening to you before getting help. For […]
Everyone knows about overtime. If you work more than 40 hours, you get overtime, right? Not necessarily. There are a lot of exceptions to overtime rules. In general, however, federal law offers some solid protections. Here is a brief look at the ways federal labor laws protect your wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act […]
2017 ushered in what some are calling a new era of gender inequality awareness. With numerous celebrity sex scandals and stories of abuse and harassment of all types, social media and the mainstream news are full of stories about people in positions of power abusing their authority. Sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out […]
For those serving in the Armed Forces, change is just part of life. Whether it is preparing for deployment or packing for yet another cross-country move with your family, being in the military means being ready for anything. What about reservists and members of the National Guard? Well, just like active duty, reservists and Guard […]
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