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December 2015 Archives

How do I know if I work in a hostile work environment?

Nearly every working American has heard of the term hostile work environment, it is, after all, a fairly easy concept to understand. As easy as it is to understand, it is equally as difficult to define. It is not uncommon for American workers to have various definitions of what a hostile work environment truly is. Fortunately, there is a general set of guidelines meant to offer a legal definition of a hostile work environment.

Stand up for your rights with the help of an attorney

Experiencing discrimination in the workplace is one of the most difficult, confusing and embarrassing things a person can go through. While coming forward with a workplace discrimination claim may seem near impossible, fighting the long and exhausting battle may be even more so. That is why it is so important for victims of workplace discrimination to get the help they need to file a complaint, fight the battle and, if necessary, win the case.

Report your employer's involvement in illegal activities

The one thing people need to do in order to make a living and provide for themselves and their family is work. There are different types of companies and businesses that exist today and the millions of people that live in the United States have multiple options as to where they want to be employed. Each of these businesses is capable of committing illegal acts, and sometimes they do.

What can a person do if they are denied FMLA?

Depending on where a person is employed and whether or not they meet the requirements to take FMLA, they may or may not be allowed to request leave. If a person does qualify, their employer has to let them take this leave and return to their job duties once their leave has ended. Even though this is how the process of requesting and taking leave should work, sometimes employers do not cooperate with employees and do not allow them to take leave or terminate them once they try to return to work.

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