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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

Under federal and state employment law, employees are protected from workplace discrimination. Workplace discrimination includes hiring, compensating, promoting, or firing employees based on their membership in a protected class. Under federal law, protected classes include age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, and sex: Age An employee may file a claim if she is age 40 […]

Wrongful Termination and At-Will Employees

  Most workers are “at will” employees. This means that the employer can fire the employee at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. But there are exceptions to this rule. Examples include: Public Policy An employer may not require an employee to break the law as a condition of continued employment. If […]