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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine wanting to build up your business. You need to gain investors, but some of the investors only want to invest in your company if you're willing to give them a little something on the side.
A youth pastor has sued the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church over sexual harassment. She claims that the new pastor's behavior was inappropriate, which forced her to resign.
Constructive dismissal is a special type of wrongful termination claim. It is also known as a constructive discharge. This happens when the employer makes working conditions so bad that the employee must quit.
Sexual harassment can be a serious problem for an employer. With the age of the internet, using social media can help support recruiting new people to your business, but it can also turn a situation sour when harassment is involved.
If you've been terminated from your position at your job, it's vital that you understand if it was a legal termination. If you were wrongfully terminated for any reason, you actually have a legal case against your employer.