August 2014 Archives

Louisiana worker sues over wrongful termination

In at-will employee, can be fired at any time for almost any reason. Employers do not have to give or have a reason to terminate an at-will employee. Under Louisiana law, most employees are at-will employees. Therefore, these employees do not have many protections under employment law. However, employers still have limitations on their behavior.

Telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects people in Louisiana and across the United States with documented disabilities from suffering from workplace discrimination because of their differences. It helps to ensure that disabled individuals receive the same treatment when it comes to hiring, firing, promotion and compensation procedures within a particular company. It also requires workplaces to make reasonable accommodations so that the disabled individual is able to complete his or her job.

Who is considered a whistleblower in Louisiana?

Recently, this blog post shared the story of a man that was fired after engaging in whistleblowing activities. In that case, the man complained that he and other employees of the Veterans Administration had faced retaliation as a result of whistleblowing activities -- including complaining about backlogs within the department.

Louisiana workers sue over racial discrimination

Many people may believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past. With the passage of the Civil Rights Act long behind us, people may think that employers no longer take things like race or national origin into account in the workplace.

Woman's lawsuit alleges employer violated FMLA and fired her

For workers in New Orleans who have a family medical problem, the Family Medical Leave Act can be a life-saver. There is nothing easy about caring for a sick child, but when there is also discrimination for taking family leave, the parent's life is made exponentially more difficult. FMLA is part of employment law. When it is violated, the person who is facing the problems at work needs to understand how to exercise their rights.

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