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May 2016 Archives

Employers should be held accountable for breaching contracts

The purpose of an employment contract is to protect the interests of both signing parties. It is extremely important for employers to make sure that those they hire will not act in a manner detrimental to a company's welfare.

How does the FMLA define a parent-child relationship?

Families come in all sorts of configurations. Of course, there is the so-called traditional family household, which consists of a mother, a father and children. But in today's society, there are actually a wide variety of ways in which people form family units. There are households that are headed by same-sex couples. There are also households that are amalgamations of previous marriages. And still other families include adopted children, foster children and stepchildren.

Acts that are considered age discrimination

We would all like our work environment to be pleasant and welcoming, but unfortunately, this is not the case for those who are being discriminated against on a daily basis. There are a variety of ways that an employer may discriminate against one of their employees. Many people who have been discriminated against in the workplace, have experienced a hostile environment or unfair treatment due to their race and sex, but there have also been people who have been discriminated against because of their age.

What happens if my employer counters my claim of retaliation?

Certain situations may arise in the workplace that can make employees feel uncomfortable. Working in a hostile work environment is not fun for anyone, so if people find that their workplace has become unfriendly, they should look at the causes. Depending on the circumstances, it could be that things have changed because their employer is retaliating against them.

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