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    How to Prove Discrimination in the Hiring Process

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    If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the hiring process, you may be able to file a claim with the help of an employment law attorney. It’s illegal for employers to engage in discrimination at any point of the hiring process.

    Understanding Discrimination in Hiring

    Discrimination in hiring occurs when a potential employer doesn’t seriously consider an applicant for a position that they are qualified for because of their race, gender, sex, religion, place of birth, or other protected reason.

    How to File a California Employment Law Claim

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    If you believe that you have suffered from discrimination in your workplace, been fired for a reason which is in breach of state or federal employment legislation, or have evidence that you are underpaid according to state employment laws you may be eligible to file a California employment law claim. There are both state and federal government agencies that are in charge of enforcing employment laws and you should file your claim with the most appropriate agency to pursue your employment complaint. Read on below to understand what steps you should take.

    What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

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    Understanding your basic employee rights is key to knowing when an employer has violated them. The following overview will cover some of the general employee rights the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlines. You may have grounds to file a complaint, claim, or lawsuit against an employer if they violate any such rights.

    Your rights as an employee include:

    Where Do I File A Massachusetts Employment Law Claim

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    If your workplace rights have been violated and you want to file a Massachusetts employment claim here are the different agencies that you can file an employment law claim with in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

    The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office handles all violations of wages and hours. If you were not paid the amount that you should have been paid, or if your hours were misrepresented, or you have been the victim of wage theft you will need to file a complaint against your employer with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.

    Where Do I File an Illinois Employment Law Claim?

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    Illinois has a number of employment laws in place that protect employees from discrimination at work, sexual harassment, retaliation or wrongful termination. State labor laws also provide regulations on wages, overtime and employment benefits. It is still not uncommon for employees to be the victim of wage theft in Illinois. This is a breach of Illinois employment law.

    Overtime Pay vs. Compensatory Time

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    When completing an employment law claim, you may need to understand certain nuances regarding your rights (and your employer’s responsibilities). For example, perhaps you’re submitting a claim or complaint due to an overtime or compensatory time dispute.

    It’s essential to understand the differences between the two if so. The following overview explains overtime pay, compensatory time, and how they differ.

    The Dos and Don'ts of Employee Contracts

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    Employee contracts play critical roles in establishing the terms of an employee-employer relationship. Employee contracts can also define what an employer can and can’t do in certain situations.

    For example, some employee contracts prohibit employers from firing employees for reasons other than those already addressed in state and federal law. You may have grounds to take legal action if an employer violates your contract’s terms.

    What is an Employee Contract?

    An employee contract is a legal document that may address such matters as:

    Where Do I File a New York Employment Law Claim?

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    New York State has a number of employment laws that help to protect employees from wage theft, discrimination in the workplace, wrongful termination, sexual harassment or retaliation by an employer. If you have suffered some sort of illegal action by your employer, you should file a complaint with one of the agencies that are described below. These agencies have the power to investigate a breach of state labor laws and can issue penalties including criminal charges against employers following an investigation.