Category Archives: Discrimination
IN EMPLOYMENT–AT-WILL STATES, DISCRIMINATION IS STILL AGAINST THE LAW
In Indiana, because we are an employment-at-will state, an employee may be fired at any time, for any lawful reason – or for no reason at all. (Of course, as an employee, you may quit your job at any time for any reason, or for no reason at all.) But working in an at-will… Read More »
EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL? YES! EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION? NO!
Yes, Indiana is an employment-at-will state. That means an employee may be fired at any time, for any lawful reason – or no reason at all. It also means an employee may quit the job at any time for any reason, or no reason at all. But at-will doesn’t mean that you have no… Read More »
PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION NEEDS TO SPEND A TRIMESTER IN COURT
In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but, forty years later, a CNN article reports: …..“Despite legal protections, pregnancy discrimination claims are still widespread.” Ten years ago amendments were made to the Americans with Disabilities Act, requiring employers to provide necessary accommodations to pregnant women whose pregnancy-related conditions qualify as disabilities. Exactly when do… Read More »
THE SECOND STOP FOR THE SEXUALLY ABUSED – A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Isn’t sexual assault or abuse a matter to be handled by the police? What’s the point, I’m often asked, of going to an attorney and filing a lawsuit against a sexual offender – that won’t put him/her in jail! Those questioners have a point – only a criminal prosecution can result in jail time… Read More »
DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE – THE 3 TYPES OF CLAIMS, 7 TYPES OF WINS
You’re convinced you’ve been discriminated against at work, treated unfairly simply out of prejudice. Things have gotten to the unbearable point, and you’ve decided to file a claim. It might have been about age discrimination, racial prejudice, or a disability. It might have to do with childbirth, pregnancy or family leave rights. Whichever the… Read More »
DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE – IT’S AGAINST THE LAW!
“No fair!” As school children, that’s what we used to say on the playground when someone broke the rules, depriving us of our turn to play. That’s the same reaction we have as adults when someone in our workplace deprives us of the sort of treatment and respect we deserve, based upon their prejudice…. Read More »