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No reason provided for your termination?

Generally speaking, the answer is no! A common misconception among employees is that your employer must provide you a reason for being discharged or terminated.  In California, if you don’t have an employment contract which specifies a duration of employment, you will be considered an at-will employee.  127 more words

Wrongful Termination

Supreme Court Slams Brakes on EEOC Lawsuits

The United States Supreme Court today slammed the brakes on lawsuits started by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Specifically, the Court ruled that because the EEOC has a statutory duty to attempt conciliation before suing, the courts have authority to review whether the EEOC has fulfilled that duty. 494 more words

Discrimination

Pregnancy Accommodation Claims Revived by US Supreme Court in Young v. UPS

In a 6-3 decision the U.S. Supreme Court this week revived Peggy Young’s pregnancy accommodation claims against UPS. The high court’s decision clarifies how the federal… 591 more words

Discrimination

Poll: Obama's push for mandatory paid sick leave is not a good idea

President Barack Obama has recently pushed for mandatory paid sick leave for American workers. He asked for federal, state and local measures that would allow workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time annually. 139 more words

Employment Law Attorney

Unlawful Termination

Absent an actual or implied contract for employment, most employees will be considered “at-will” employees.  What does this mean?  This means that the employee can be discharged at any time and for any… 62 more words

Wrongful Termination

Retaliation for Filing a Work Comp Claim is Illegal

Many of my workers compensation clients ask if their employer will terminate their position if they file a Virginia workers’ compensation claim. Even though they suffered a legitimate on-the-job injury, my clients are concerned they will be fired in retaliation for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. 72 more words