A release of claims is intended to release the employer from any and all claims which the employee may otherwise wish to file against the employer after termination.
A labor law firm can help you to gather the evidence needed to establish your case, and determine whether your dismissal was for cause or violated your rights.
Whole Foods Market is being hit with a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee, who claims a supervisor subjected her to inappropriate comments and treatment because she is a lesbian.
An employment contract establishes the terms and conditions of employment. It may be a written document or collection of documents, a verbal agreement, or some combination of both.
Although it is always advisable, and less ambiguous, to get everything in writing, it isn’t always necessary legally to have it in black and white to enforce an implied contract.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a federal law that provides workers with unpaid leave for qualified circumstances.
Faced with the prospect that some aspect of your job duties may be illegal, you have to choose the proper course of action to resolve the issue.
While the EPA protects both male and female employees from pay discrimination based on sex, the law was passed to address a wage differential that compensated female workers unfairly.
A 3-0 decision handed down by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is OK for employers to discriminate on the basis of traditional ethnic hairstyles.
There are no guarantees that an employer won’t attempt to retaliate, but the laws that protect you from retaliation make it difficult to get away with as written.