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civil rights in the workplace

The Importance of Protecting Your Civil Rights in the Workplace

Safeguard Your Rights to Prevent Workplace Harassment Gettysburg College reported that the average person will spend 90,000 hours working in their lifetime....

Executive Compensation

What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Executive Compensation?

The Good and the Bad of Executive Compensation Executive compensation is more than just a paycheck. It’s a complex system of financial...

pregnancy discrimination

How Pregnancy Discrimination Hurts Your Business

Let’s address the employers rather than their employees. Pregnancy discrimination, much like all other forms of discrimination, directly hurts your business. In...

silent retaliation

What is Silent Retaliation?

Quiet Retaliation Doesn’t Have a Quiet Effect on You Workplace retaliation has been a consistent problem in workplaces across the country for...

sexual harassment in remote work

Sexual Harassment in the Age of Remote Work: Addressing New Challenges

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become increasingly common. It seems to be the new normal in many workplaces today....

Types of Wrongful Termination

Types of Wrongful Termination: Discrimination, Retaliation, and Breach of Contract Explained

Losing your job can leave you overwhelmed with questions and doubts, especially if you suspect the dismissal was unfair. Determining whether or...

How is Human Resources Supposed to Handle Discrimination

Settlement vs. Litigation in Discrimination Cases: Weighing Your Legal Options

Discrimination in the workplace can be debilitating – affecting your mental health and well-being. In some cases, it can even negatively impact...


What are the Different Types of Ageism?

Age discrimination remains a major issue in the American workplace. This is especially true when politicians are discussing raising the retirement age...

human resources

How is Human Resources Supposed to Handle Discrimination?

“Human resources is not your friend.” This has become a common adage in employment law, and it's important to know why people...


What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have?

By being a whistleblower, you are going against an entity larger than yourself. This can have profound effects on your job and...

mental health discrimination

Does the ADA Protect Against Mental Health Discrimination?

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, people with disabilities have had protections in...

retaliation examples

10 Ways Your Employer May Retaliate Against You

Workplace retaliation is the most common form of discrimination in the workplace, particularly in federal workplaces, as reported by the Equal Employment...

Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act

Everything You Need to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Beginning a family is an exciting and life-changing experience. However, the journey of pregnancy and raising a family in the United States...

religious actions

3 Religious Actions That Are Not Protected

Religious Freedom in the Workplace One’s religion is a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but...

Age discrimination

The History of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

As we get older, we may find ourselves less capable of doing certain jobs, particularly those with physical labor. One would think...

reasonable accommodations

What to Do When a Reasonable Accommodation Request is Denied

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) gives workers the right to request a reasonable accommodation in their workplace. This means if your...

hostile work environment actions

Effects of a Hostile Work Environment

Few things are worse for an employee than dealing with a hostile work environment. If you have been the victim of a...

genetic information discrimination, genetic information nondiscrimination act

What is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act?

Genetic information discrimination in the workplace is not a commonly known form of discrimination. If you haven’t experienced it, you may not...

job applicant rights

What Rights and Protections Do Job Applicants Have?

Hunting for a new job can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience. You put in all of this effort crafting a perfect...

Workplace Harassment Barrett & Farahany

Harassment vs Discrimination: What’s the Difference?

As employment law attorneys, we at Barrett & Farahany have witnessed firsthand the impact that workplace harassment and workplace discrimination can have...

employee vs. independent contractor

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Legal Distinctions and Implications

The difference between an employee and an independent contractor is more than semantics; it carries significant legal implications, especially in the realm...

whistleblower law

4 Protections Whistleblowers Have

Whistleblowers play a crucial role in holding large entities, such as multi-billion dollar corporations and the U.S. government, responsible for their wrongdoing....

illegal termination

5 Illegal Reasons to Terminate an Employee

At-will employment is a type of employment relationship in which the employer or employee can terminate their employment contract at any time,...


7 Illegal Actions Under the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides many employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid,...

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