Employment Law Blogs | Barrett & Farahany

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Age discrimination
29Feb

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
22Feb

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
19Feb

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
13Feb

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
02Feb

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
31Jan

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
26Jan

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
18Jan

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
05Jan

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,...

29Dec

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,...

document employment discrimination
20Dec

5 Ways To Document Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination is, unfortunately, still a common occurrence in today’s workplace. It can be found in subtle microaggressions and overt acts of...

workplace sexual harassment
13Dec

Is Sexual Harassment Considered Gender Discrimination?

Many people may believe that sexual harassment automatically falls under the category of gender discrimination. However, certain factors determine whether or not...

advanced notice
07Dec

Advanced Notice: When Should You Give It?

You’ve likely always been told to give two weeks' notice before quitting a job if you can. This gives your employer time...

second job
27Nov

Can You Be Fired For Having a Second Job?

In today's economy, it is not uncommon for people to have multiple jobs. For many, a secondary job is how they can...

independent contractor
20Nov

What is an Independent Contractor?

In today's workforce, it is becoming increasingly common for people to work as independent contractors rather than traditional salaried employees. This shift...

bereavement leave
16Nov

Can You Be Fired For Taking Bereavement Leave?

Losing a loved one is never easy, and during these times of grief, the last thing you want to worry about is...

mandatory retirement age
09Nov

Is a Mandatory Retirement Age Discriminatory?

When it comes to age discrimination, one of the most controversial topics that our law firm comes across is the issue of...

a wrongful termination
02Nov

Proving Wrongful Termination: What Evidence Do You Need?

Everyone wants a steady, decent-paying job to ensure a secure and happy life. But sadly, the American workforce remains no stranger to...

hostile work environment
23Oct

What Actions and Behaviors Contribute to a Hostile Work Environment?

While free speech in the United States allows protection from the government when expressing certain thoughts and opinions, this does not extend...

Steps for Wrongful Termination
16Oct

Steps to Take if You Believe You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated

It’s considered wrongful termination when an employee is unlawfully dismissed from their job. In the United States, most employees fall under the...

being furloughed
13Oct

What Does it Mean to Be Furloughed?

Being furloughed isn’t unheard of, but it’s not as common as being fired or laid off. When a company is on hard...

laid-off vs. fired
06Oct

Laid Off vs. Fired: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’ve been laid off or fired, losing your job is not a fun experience. However, contrary to popular belief, these two...

illegal actions FMLA
01Oct

Illegal Actions Under FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a crucial piece of legislation that allows qualifying employees to take time away from...

workplace retaliation
22Sep

How to Recognize and Combat Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it's small, subtle, and done in such a way that you don’t realize it is happening....

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