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March 2016 Archives

Protections are offered to those with HIV/AIDS

AIDS and HIV are two words that can strike fear into individuals in the United States. While HIV and AIDS treatments have come far, HIV can lead to potentially deadly AIDS, making it a virus that very few people are comfortable being around.

Can you be fired for whistleblowing?

Under the law, you can't be fired for whistleblowing. Whistleblowing is when you report a violation by your employer; that violation could be anything from reporting a sexual harassment claim to reporting fraud in the workplace. When you report these violations, your employer should take action to correct them, not fire you to try to hide the evidence.

Volkswagen employee files a wrongful termination lawsuit

If you see something wrong happening at work, you generally have the right to speak up and do something about it. You're protected, as an employee, from being retaliated against for being a whistleblower, and if you are terminated because of it, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the company.

You may be eligible for unpaid time off with a leave of absense

If you or a loved one are hurt, something you may be able to use to your benefit is the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act is designed to give you up to 12 weeks off work or up to 26 weeks off work with no pay depending on the situation.

What do you need to know about sexual harassment at work?

There are many things you should know about sexual harassment. As an employee, you have the right to work in an environment free of harassment; if you are harassed, you may be able to seek compensation for the suffering you've been put through in the past. Here are a few facts about sexual harassment, so you can understand your rights better.

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