April 2015 Archives

What should Louisiana employers do to prevent sexual harassment?

This blog often discusses problems in the workplace, including harassment and workplace discrimination. These are highly important issues that must be addressed in an aggressive fashion. When doing so, individuals often look at it from the victim's point of view, which is important. However, it is sometimes beneficial to view these matters from a different perspective. Therefore, this week we are going to look at sexual harassment from the standpoint of an employer. By knowing what an employer should do to prevent sexual harassment, Louisianans will more easily be able to identify when their employers are doing something wrong.

What is recoverable in a workplace discrimination action?

Those who have been subjected to employee discrimination have legal rights. These individuals can file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and, through the legal process, compensation can be sought. However, before moving forward with a claim, it is important to know what, exactly, one may be able to recover from the process.

How do I file a discrimination claim with the EEOC?

All employees are afforded certain rights. Amongst them is to be free from workplace discrimination. Though laws and regulations fervently work to curtail any discrimination in employment, the sad fact of the matter is that it continues to occur. Therefore, those who feel as if their employee rights have been infringed upon because of discrimination may want to think about taking legal action.

SEC fine may lead to better protection for whistleblowers

Since the Great Recession, the federal government has implemented many changes in an attempt to curb illegal and unfair business practices. The Dodd-Frank Act contains many of these regulations, but until recently has not had much bite. A recent settlement between the SEC and a construction company may grant whistleblowers significant protection.

Our firm knows how to handle ADA cases

Our last blog post discussed when it is okay for an employer to subject you to a medical examination before hiring you. As mentioned then, this aspect of employment is regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is a far-reaching law meant to protect individuals with disabilities from being discriminated against in the hiring process, termination decisions, and compensation and promotion considerations. However, though protecting your legal rights under this law are paramount, fully understanding and acting on them can be difficult.

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