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    What is SOGI Discrimination?

    Submitted by rachel on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:59

    SOGI Discrimination stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination. Everyone has a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). SOGI is an inclusive term that applies to everyone, whether they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, heterosexual or cisgender. The latter means you identify with the same gender that one was assigned at birth.

    Can I Sue My Company for Laying Me Off?

    Submitted by rachel on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 12:57

    A vast majority of American employees follow the at-will employment doctrine, which means either an employer or an employee has the right to terminate the employment relationship without cause in most situations.  For example, an employer has the right to end the employment relationship if the employer needs to reduce payroll costs to stay financially afloat.

    How Do You Respond to Wrongful Termination?

    Submitted by rachel on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:41

    When you lose a job because of an act of wrongful termination, you may be eligible for compensation. If you are a victim of wrongful termination, you should follow a few steps to hold your employer accountable for breaking one or more state and/or federal employment laws.

    How to Handle a Wrongful Dismissal

    Wrongful termination can happen for one of several reasons, which include harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Let’s take a look at how you should respond to a case of wrongful termination.

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    Myths Employees Have About Wrongful Termination

    Submitted by rachel on Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:06

    A wrongful termination claim may be filed in court when an employee believes that he or she was unlawfully fired. You will need to provide supporting documentation and evidence to back up your claim. When file a wrongful termination claim, you can ask to be compensated for your losses, such as lost wages, lost benefits, mental anguish, and so forth. You need to keep evidence showing your losses, so you can determine the value of your settlement.

    Your Right to Accommodation During Pregnancy

    Submitted by rachel on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 18:00

    Depending on your situation, your employer may have to accommodate you when your pregnancy affects your ability to do your job. This is because the Pregnancy Disability Act (PDA) protects pregnant employees from discrimination. The employee is required to act in a way that allows the pregnant employee to undertake work related tasks.

    Can an Employer Fire Someone for Being Sick?

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 04/15/2022 - 15:00

    Most employment relationships are based on a legal principle called at-will employment. This type of employment relationship allows both employers and employees to end an employment relationship at any time and for any reason. For example, an employer can terminate a worker to save money on labor costs. On the other hand, an employee can quit a job without giving notice.