The Different Forms of Harassment in the Workplace

Unfortunately, harassment in the workplace is not an uncommon situation. While companies are taking steps to improve the situation, there is still a chance that you have been or could be a victim of some sort of harassment. While there are varying types and levels of harassment, many victims have similar reactions and stories. Any […]

Can I Collect Unemployment Even if I Was Fired?

Unemployment provides a safety net for employees who have lost their job so they can continue to pay their bills. It is not meant to be a long-term solution and is designed to give people enough time to be rehired and find a new position. While unemployment benefits can significantly help people who are actively […]

What Falls Under Wrongful Termination

Most employment is “at-will,” meaning the employer can fire their employee at any time. But there are some exceptions that can make a firing illegal, as well as other exceptions to at-will rule, that could potentially help you keep your job or even sue for wrongful termination. So what can be considered as wrongful termination? […]

Is My Employment Under Contract

An employment contract is a document that you and your employer sign and that dictates the terms of your professional relationship. Most employees in the United States do not work under an employment contract but in some instances it makes sense. If you signed a contract at the beginning of employment, you are under contract. […]

Wrongful Termination Laws in Arizona

In Arizona, there are safeguards in place to prevent employees from being wrongfully fired. These laws are commonly referred to as wrongful termination laws. If you believe your employer has violated any of these laws when terminating your employment, you may have a strong case. There are three main categories under the Arizona wrongful termination […]

Ex-Employee Files Racial Discrimination Suit against Red Robin

A former Red Robin employee is suing the burger chain because she claims she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices at the Coeur d’Alene location in Idaho. Stacie Ward had been with Red Robin for over 11 years, working at many different locations. When she transferred to the Coeur d’Alene location, which had […]

Sergeant Reinstated After Child Abuse Charges Dropped

Ten months after he was fired, the Santa Cruz County Merit System Commission reinstated Sgt. Cristobal Velasco. The commission voted unanimously to reinstate him. Velasco was a 12-year veteran of the Sheriff’s office who was fired following internal and external investigations of child abuse claims. When allegations first surfaced, the County Attorneys Office referred the […]

5 CPS Workers Sue for Wrongful Termination, Claim Scandal

Five ex-Child Protective Services employees in Phoenix, Arizona recently filed a lawsuit against the state claiming they were wrongfully terminated amid a tumultuous time for the agency. The former child welfare workers claim that they were in fact scapegoats, as the agency’s operations underwent severe scrutiny that began in 2013, to cover for then-governor Jan […]

Employee Loss-Prevention Strong-Arm Tactics

If you have never heard the names Fred E. Inbau and John E. Reid before, do not be surprised, they are not household names. However, their names are starting to come up more and more in recent news thanks to a controversial technique they invented back in the 1930s, and the false confessions that have […]