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We have moved! Check out our new office!

With the Gulf Tower converting to residential, we acquired new office space at the Summerfield Office Commons. It was a great 25 years in the Golden Triangle, but we are so happy with the new space. A big shout out to Sebastian at Forty Two Company and all the great people at South Hills Movers!

Denied Tenure? Know Your Rights.

Denied tenure? Know your rights. If you are a tenure track research academic, you are probably working 60 hours a week or more. You are writing papers, submitting to journals, going through reviews and revisions, publishing your research in top journals, presenting at important conferences...

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What to do about sexual harassment at work

Contact an employment lawyer right away if you have been or are being sexually harassed at work. An employment lawyer will help you exercise your right to be free from workplace sexual harassment and will help you with legal claims you may have because of the sexual harassment...

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Unfairly Fired: What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination?

The Great Resignation is a term used to describe the mass resignation of employees from their jobs. This is the nearly 3% of the American workforce that has chosen to leave their employment on their own accord. But you may be surprised to learn that there were an additional 1.4 million...

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7 Signs You Are Being Sexually Harassed at Work

Sexual harassment is a serious issue in the workplace, with anywhere from 25-85% of women alone reporting experience with it. It can affect men and women of any age, race, or sexual orientation. If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, it can be challenging to know what to do, especially...

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Caregiver discrimination at work

Caregiver discrimination is also known as family responsibilities discrimination. It means that an employer is treating an employee differently in the workplace because of the employee's responsibility to provide care for family members. Employers often discriminate based on family...

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Court finds employer's business judgment is BS

The so-called "business judgment" rule is subject to the "BS" rule; if the facts show that the employer's business judgment isn't credible, the claims will go to trial. A recent example comes from a New York federal court in Roa v. Staples, Inc., August 9, 2017, Briccetti, V. The issue in Roa was...

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Religious and cultural expression in the workplace

I recently received a call from a Native American being harassed at work because his hair is long. Many Native Americans' wear their hair long as an expression of their ancestry and heritage, and because they maintain sincere religious beliefs that long hair is a sacred symbol of their life...

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When your employer defames you

Defamation occurs when someone lies or says something false about another person, verbally or in writing, to a third party, which then causes damage to the person's reputation. If defamation is in writing, it is called libel. If verbal, it is called slander. In employment, defamation can occur...

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Pregnancy discrimination at work

Employers are not allowed to discriminate against women at work based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. Pregnancy discrimination can include denying time off or reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, firing or demoting a pregnant employee, forcing time off or...

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Family and medical leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that permits eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for any of the following reasons: To treat or recover from a serious health condition that prevents you from working; To care for a sick child, spouse...

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Retaliation at work. Are you protected?

Many laws protect against retaliation against employees for specific kinds of complaints, conduct and activities at work. The complaints, conduct and activities that are protected against workplace retaliation are called "protected activities." These protected activities are defined by the...

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Severance agreements - Call an employment lawyer before signing

Do not sign a severance agreement until you have consulted an employment lawyer; if you do, you will release all your employment law claims. An employment attorney will help you understand all the terms. Severance agreements written by employers usually contain many terms that protect your...

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Responding to sexual harassment at work

Say no. Do not flirt. Do not laugh it off. Do not send emojis to your harasser. Do not engage your harasser in long exchanges of text messages. Do not send your harasser pictures of yourself. Sexual harassment law requires that the sexual harassment be "unwelcome." It is important that your...

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Marginalization as retaliation

Sometimes doing what's right means complaining about sexual harassment, blowing the whistle on wrongdoing, or insisting that the Company follow the law and play by the rules. When employees show this kind of character, employer's often don't appreciate it. Sometimes they respond...

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How to Build a Winning Employment Law Case

How do I build my case? To build a winning employment law case, the burden is on you and/or your attorney to gather evidence, both written and oral, that is specific, accurate, and objective. Even if you don't end up in court, you need to have a case that a judge could find credible...

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