Some people may define sexual harassment as the act of someone blatantly requesting sexual favors, or even outright sexual assault. But, sexual harassment is more than just that. Sexual intimidation, lewd jokes, and work pornography can also be considered sexual harassment and do not have to be tolerated.
The United States has never been more politically, racially, and religiously divided. Due to the actions of the Trump Administration, hateful rhetoric is endangering the lives of many minority groups, including the LGBT community.
A whistleblower is someone who reports a person or organization’s illegal action to an internal or external source. Ideally, an employee should be able to report illegal or immoral activities without facing retaliatory consequences. In fact, government and corporate entities often rely on whistleblowers to provide information that exposes hidden corruption and unethical practices.
Losing a job is a terrifying reality to any employee who depends on work for financial security. Fortunately, some companies offer severance packages to assist former employees who have to start job hunting.
Last year, celebrity scandals pushed the #MeToo movement to center stage, drawing the public eye and empowering sexual assault victims to speak up about their own experiences. This campaign has not only made a significant impact on the lives of victims but has also led to a spike in employment law cases.
According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, businesses that have 15 or more employees have to make reasonable accommodations for their employees’ religious observances. This means that if a covered employer can reasonably accommodate an employee’s request for a religious observance, they must do so.
Employees are protected by a number of state, federal, and local laws dictating appropriate workplace conduct, but it is the unfortunate reality that not every employee knows their rights or feels free to stand up for them.
If you have an agreement with your employer, they should never breach that contract, but alas, this is not a perfect world. Business can be unmerciful, but when you are mistreated in this manner, there are legal courses of action you may take.
Sexual harassment is an unfortunate problem that still exists in workplaces everywhere. When you get to the point where you feel the need to file a sexual harassment claim, it’s important to know what the law says about this issue, as it will help you make a better-informed decision on how to proceed.
President-Elect Donald Trump has made it very clear that he will repeal numerous orders and laws implemented by President Barack Obama when he takes office, and one such law may be the new federal overtime regulations that were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.
Mazaheri Law Firm considers itself to be lucky to have Associate Attorney Christine Coleman Vizcaino on our team. We know she is a truly talented, intelligent, and dedicated Oklahoma City employment law attorney.
Back in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act set the guidelines for overtime pay for hourly and salaried workers. Since then, inflation and the cost of living have both increased significantly, but salaried overtime earnings has not.