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The Importance of Facts In Your Employment Discrimination Case

Whether it’s an employment case, breach of contract dispute or a personal injury lawsuit, it’s impossible to predict what will happen during litigation. Going to court is an inherently unpredictable process with even the seemingly strong cases sometimes failing to obtain the justice sought by the plaintiff. There can be a variety of reasons as …

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Suing an Employer? Be Careful What You Post On Social Media

For better or for worse, social media’s influence has been felt in almost all aspects of society and life, including the workplace. You probably already understand that what you put online can harm your employment prospects.  Just ask Ken Jennings and his lost chance to host Jeopardy! due to controversial tweets he made years ago. …

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Inadequate Workplace Investigations and How to Deal With Them

Earlier this month, several prominent U.S. gymnasts testified before Congress where they discussed the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar. But what received much of the media attention was the fact that the FBI failed to adequately investigate the complaints made into Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Sadly, what the U.S. gymnasts described is all too common, …

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Should You Take a Lie Detector Test as a Federal Employee?

Since 1988, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) has barred most private employers from using lie detector tests in the employment setting. This prohibition applies to pre-employment screenings and after someone has already been hired. Employers subject to the EPPA are also prohibited from requiring or requesting a job applicant or employee to take a …

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Top 3 Critical Mistakes Employees Make When Filing Cases Against Their Employer

When your employer has clearly violated employment law, it may seem like an open-and-shut case from your point of view. Unfortunately, the law isn’t that simple. There are plenty of pitfalls along the way to filing and winning a case against an employer. Some mistakes lessen the final result you had hoped for, while others …

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