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Employee Rights

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination, also widely referred to as unlawful termination or wrongful discharge relates to unlawful employee dismissal. Accordingly, an employer commits a wrongful termination upon firing an employee without a just reason, often due to discrimination, retaliation, breach of the employment contract, or a violation of public policy.
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Employment Discrimination

The law assures equal opportunity in employment by prohibiting discrimination. Discrimination occurs when employers treat an employee or group of employees unequally on the basis of a protected characteristic such as age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.

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Employment Retaliation

Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for exercising a legally protected activity or right, such as filing a discrimination or harassment complaint, whistleblowing, or participating in a government investigation of the employer. Although retaliation is often subtle, it can include apparent actions such as a demotion, firing, salary reduction, or reassignment.
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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment relates to unwelcome or inappropriate sexual conduct, including requesting sexual favors, making lascivious comments or sexual advances, or repeatedly asking an employee out to lunch. Subtle sexual misconduct, such as harassing someone based on their gender also constitutes sexual harassment.
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Employer Data Breach

Employers must protect their employees’ private information, including social security numbers and financial information, from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. However, this doesn’t always happen. Employer data breaches are increasingly common. You are entitled to seek justice against your employer if they allowed hackers to steal your private information.
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Employment Harassment

All employees are protected from hostile or abusive working conditions perpetrated by their supervisors, and co-workers. Despite taking many forms, employers must always provide a working environment that is free from conditions such as sexual harassment, racial harassment, LGBTQ harassment, and disability harassment.

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Unpaid Breaks & Time

Employers must follow strict federal and state rules concerning employee overtime, breaks, wage and hour law, and fair pay standards. Employers who violate these laws are susceptible to sanctions, and a civil suit for damages, which a group of employees often bring as a class action.

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Employee Privacy Rights

Employers and former employers must keep your confidential information private. Your employer may not spread or write false or defamatory statements about you.

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