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What is Considered Retaliation in the Workplace

When a company or person is doing something that is against the law at work it sometimes gets reported. In some instances, the whistleblower is blamed and treated unfairly – resulting in the whistleblower feeling intimidated and recanting their story. This intimidation is illegal. It is workplace retaliation. If you are dealing with retaliation in […]

Are You Protected from Workplace Retaliation?

Most of us are raised to believe that it’s best to be a “good guy.” We want the good side to prevail even when the odds are against us. But sometimes the bad guy wins, at least temporarily. It may feel that way to you if you recently reported activity at your company which you […]

How to Report Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation can feel an awful lot like bullying. It is a tool used by many employers because they know it makes people afraid to assert their rights. If you’ve made a recent allegation against your employer or you reported, something that is against the law or a regulation a danger to public health or […]

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What is Retaliation in the Workplace?

There are times when you know you have to take a stand – when you have to do something because it’s right. It’s disheartening when people do the right thing and are not rewarded. Instead, they are maligned, harassed, or even fired. If you have recently taken a stand involving your employer and feel you’ve […]

5 Exemptions You Need to Know About FLSA

5 FLSA Exemptions You Need to Know About

Last May, the Department of Labor issued a Final Rule which made significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, including changes which would result in overtime pay for many employees who were not previously eligible for overtime pay. The changes were supposed to go into effect December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor gave […]

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgendered? That is the debate going on in Chicago right now. Several Seventh Circuit judges spoke out about the possibility that they could be ready to make their court the first in the nation to ban sexual orientation bias. […]

8 Things You Need to Know About the EEOC's New Discrimination Guidance

8 Things You Need to Know About the EEOC’s New Discrimination Guidance

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated a 14-year-old section in its discrimination guidance. Guidance relative to protections on the basis of  “nation of origin” were significantly revised and some of the provisions within this protected class may affect you and the conduct of your employer. Here’s what you need to know: […]

What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

Recently, a federal judge ordered an injunction to halt the implementation of the new regulations on overtime. This could mean changes for you and your employer. On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered a nationwide injunction that temporarily halted the implementation of […]

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Most of us want to do the right thing. Sometimes it works in our favor. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you “did the right thing” by reporting employment discrimination and now your employer is retaliating against you for your actions, you’re in a difficult spot. Most people need their jobs and the threat of losing them […]

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

Sadly, employment discrimination is all too common. In our years of experience, we have seen plenty of hardworking people get mistreated by employers they trusted. If that is happening to you, it’s important to know what you need to prove your case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Courts won’t just take your […]

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