March 2015 Archives

Can I be subject to a medical examination before being hired?

It depends. If all employees in a similar job with the employer were subjected to a medical examination as a condition to being hired, then you may legally be asked to submit to similar evaluation. These medical examinations, though, must be related to the job and in line with the employer's needs.

How do you know if you have a claim for FMLA retaliation?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles individuals to take time away from work to care for their own health needs and the needs of their family members without fear of losing their job. The law also prohibits employers in Louisiana from retaliating against employees who take this protected leave.

What can be recovered in a wrongful termination lawsuit?

When Louisianans take on a job, they rightfully expect to be treated fairly and with respect. This means not being subjected to sexual harassment or racial discrimination and being paid appropriately for the work done. There are many other regulations that help ensure a healthy and safe workplace, and employers must adhere to all of them. When they fail to do and a worker is faced with wrongful termination, legal action may be taken.

Sexual harassment claims against Louisiana State University

Though all Louisianans should be able to work and contribute to society without fear of discrimination and harassment, the sad reality is that far too many individuals are subjected to unfair, indecent, and disturbing work environments. When this happens, victims are often caught in a difficult situation. Do they speak out about their unfair treatment and risk unlawful retaliation? Or do they try their best to deal with the situation and continue to confront their hostile work environment?

Wrongful termination and severance packages

When Louisiana workers are wrongfully terminated, they might find themselves angry, stressed, and fearful for their financial future. However, the law seeks to protect workers from wrongful termination, whether based on sexual discrimination or an employee's race, violation of contractual agreements, or retaliation for reporting an employer's wrongful acts or omissions. Though these matters often go to court, they do not always have to.

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