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What Kinds of Workplace Discrimination Are Actionable?

If you have been struggling with coworkers or the way you’re being treated by your employer, you may be starting to think about making a complaint or filing a discrimination claim.

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How Wrongful Termination Could Affect Your Mental Health

As an employee within a company, it is likely that you see yourself as a loyal and hardworking team player, and your competence at your job likely forms part of your identity.

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Employer Retaliation Doesn’t Just Happen to Whistleblowers

Retaliation in the workplace is a widespread problem. In fact, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, retaliation constitutes the single most common complaint that federal workers bring against their employers. It is also a major issue in private industries.

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Supreme Court Expands Title Vii Protections

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that Title VII, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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‘At-Will’ Rights or Wrongful Termination: How To Tell the Difference

Ohio is an “at-will” employment state. This means that under Ohio law, the employee and employer are both allowed to put an end to employment at any time without a reason and without warning. This is a point of confusion for many of our clients.

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Five Signs of A Hostile Work Environment

Lots of people dread going to work. For some, they’d simply rather be home or on vacation, but others have darker reasons for their dread.

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Quid Pro Quo Harassment Explained

There are two types of workplace sexual harassment that have been recognized in court: a hostile workplace environment and quid pro quo harassment.

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Employment Basics: The Warn Act

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act was enacted in 1988 and came into effect in early 1989.

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Understanding the Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors

If you are someone who pays other people to do work for you or your business, you need to understand the difference between employees and independent contractors.

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Prevailing Wage Simplified

You’ve probably heard of minimum wage, but have you heard of the related employment law concept of prevailing wage? Prevailing wage is the rate that employees of contractors and vendors must be paid when working with a government agency.

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