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How to negotiate severance pay if you’re facing termination

There may come a point when you get wind that you're about to lose your job. Maybe this comes from the human resources department. Maybe it comes from your direct supervisor. Regardless of how you find out about it, you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself.

How does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect me?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. Once it did, it made it illegal for all types of employers including labor organizations, staffing agencies, local or state governments and private employers to discriminate against an individual with a disability.

2 female Riot Games workers sue for discrimination, lost wages

One former and one current Riot Games employees have sued the developer of the popular "League of Legends" video game for harassment, discrimination and violating California's Equal Pay Act. Their suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles earlier this month.

How does employment law help employees?

Employment law focuses on protecting the rights of workers or employers, depending on the side being practiced. Employee-side employment law focuses on the rights of employees and the obligations and responsibilities of employers to their employees. Attorneys in the field may work with clients facing issues due to wrongful termination, discrimination or wage concerns.

Man files lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for wrongful firing

A recently lawsuit has alleged that age discrimination is a problem at the technology company Hewlett-Packard. A man from San Diego filed a complaint against the company for wrongful termination based on age discrimination.

Can an at-will employer fire you for any reason?

Being wrongfully discharged from a job is something you should stand up against if it happens to you. It's not your employer's right to fire you in certain circumstances. For instance, if he or she doesn't agree with your marriage to a same-sex partner, that has nothing to do with your job. Your employer can't discriminate against you because of your choices in that respect.

When does teasing become harassment?

You're new on the job, and it goes without saying that you expected to have some teasing from others as you learned the ropes. What you didn't expect was for coworkers to tease you on a more personal level. When it's joking about your work ethic or your ability to learn something new quickly, it's a far cry from someone commenting on what you're wearing or how you act when you approach a customer.

3 women hit Google with lawsuit for unfair pay

imagine not being paid what your coworker makes just because you're female and he's male. You'd be insulted, frustrated and upset. You'd also have the right to pursue a lawsuit against the company responsible for the ill treatment you've faced.

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