Are you wondering how the federal government’s workplace safety agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), classifies your specific risk to the coronavirus? Here’s how OSHA ranks jobs by risk levels (Very High Exposure Risk, High Exposure Risk, Medium… Read More ›
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Jury: Nurse Suffered Retaliation for Blowing Whistle on Elder Neglect
Gadsden County, FL March 11, 2020 – A jury of six men and women deliberated for five hours this week before returning a verdict in favor of our client, a CNA and patient aide, finding that she was retaliated against… Read More ›
The Top 3 Reasons Social Security Disability Claims Are Denied
According to statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), the top three reasons why applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied are that: The applicant is able to do other work. The applicant is able to do the… Read More ›
The 10 Most Common Ways Employers Discriminate (And 35 Others)
“Getting fired” is the most common answer I get when I ask people, “What kinds of things on the job might make you think you were the victim of discrimination or retaliation?” And termination is still the #1 triggering event… Read More ›
Lawsuit: Disabled Employee Fired After Hip Replacement Surgery
A lawsuit filed this week by Jim Garrity alleges that his client was fired for taking medical leave after hip replacement surgery. She ran out of FMLA leave, and asked for (and was promised) brief additional leave under the… Read More ›
Hiring the Wrong Lawyer for Your Employment Case Will Get You Fired. Here’s Why.
The legal profession is wildly overcrowded. Some law firms, including personal injury firms, are struggling to keep their doors open. In desperation, they run ads for other work, including employment cases. “Hire us for your harassment case!,” some ads we’ve… Read More ›
County to Pay Parks Employee $100,000 to Settle Age Case
Bay County, Florida – the home of spring break mecca Panama City Beach – agreed last night to pay $100,000 to resolve a claim of age discrimination by our client, a 62-year old parks worker who unsuccessfully sought a… Read More ›
FAQ #7: How Much Is My Case Worth?
The value of your employment-related claim will depend on a range of factors, including the type of claim and the specific details of your situation. It will also depend on what you’ve lost. But generally speaking, key factors in the… Read More ›
Would You Like Flies With That?
If there was ever a case that shows the importance of laws protecting whistleblowers, this might be it. Last week Jim Garrity filed a powerful whistleblower lawsuit against a fast-food restaurant franchisee for firing our client after she reported an… Read More ›
“Employment At Will” Doesn’t Mean “No Right to Fight Back”
The laws that protect you as a job seeker or employer apply whether you work in an “at will” state or not. Many employers tell applicants or employees that they can’t fight back against wrongful treatment because “It’s an… Read More ›