Wrongful Termination Was Your Firing Illegal

Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?

Although many individuals who are terminated from their job feel their termination was “wrongful”, especially if it was done without cause, the legal definition of wrongful determination is quite specific. To be wrongfully terminated is to be fired for an illegal reason, which may involve violation of federal anti-discrimination laws or a contractual breach. For[…]
When Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination

When Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), since 2005 the amount of wrongful termination lawsuits has increased significantly every year, with the most significant peak in 2008 when the economy crashed. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Typically these claims are groundless but there are many reasons that you as an employee can[…]
Employees Fear Reporting Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Employees Fear Reporting Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Sexual harassment in the work place is still a big problem in California and across the United States. According to a recent news article from Main Street, despite high frequency of workplace sexual harassment incidents, employees are often too afraid to report when they are harassed out of fear it will have consequences for their[…]
What’s Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What’s Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that in a direct or indirect way does one of the following: affects your employment; unreasonably interferes with your performance at work; or creates a work[…]
60% of Women in Silicon Valley Have Been Sexually Harassed

60% of Women in Silicon Valley Have Been Sexually Harassed

Nearly two-thirds of women working in Silicon Valley tech firms have experienced incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace, a new study by Stanford University researchers has revealed. Of the 60% of women who experienced “unwanted sexual advances”, 65% said these advances had come from one of their superiors, according to a survey titled Elephant[…]
What does sexual harassment look like

What does sexual harassment look like ?

Unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances towards a person is called sexual harassment. Sexual harassment victims are mostly women. A recent national poll stated that almost 1/3rd of the women have been sexually harassed in their workplace. But in some cases, even men get harassed in their workplace. In both these cases, the harasser is almost[…]
KnowYour Rights Concept

Know your rights : Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment disrupts the peace of the victim and in some cases makes them feel powerless. If the harasser intimidates the victim, it even leads to mental agony of the victim. It is always wise to talk to a friend or a superior about the incidents and to get advice from them for handling the[…]
Am I being sexually harassed

Am I being sexually harassed?

Sexual harassment is bullying to coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange of sexual favors. In 2011 alone, over 11,364 complaints of sexual harassment were made to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Among this eighty four percent of the complaints were filed by women. According[…]
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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)

Sexual harassment in workplace is becoming a more common issue these days and has turned to be a dismay for women as the percentage of women who face harassment over men has got a major difference in figures. Women between the ages of 18 to 34 are more vulnerable to harassment in workplace. One in[…]
wrongful termination

Fired for no reason! What are my options?

Wrongful termination is a major case of worry at workplaces as it is a form of illegal discrimination. Every employer is required to provide a reason to the employee if the employee is fired. Termination mostly takes place if the employee fails to meet the requirement standards of the company. In this case, a beforehand[…]