We’re often hired to sue an employer for discrimination over a hiring or promotion decision. This is where lots of discrimination occurs. Many superior employees are denied a job opportunity, or a chance to promote upwards, because of their race,… Read More ›
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Lawsuit: Walmart Fired Expectant Mother 11 Days Before Maternity Leave
A new federal lawsuit filed by Jim Garrity alleges that Walmart intentionally fired an expectant mother just 11 days before she gave birth, to avoid having to hold her job until she returned, as the law requires. Such conduct… Read More ›
Employer Pays $100,000 for Failing to Explain FMLA Rights to Sick Employee
The Orange County, Florida Tax Collector’s Office agreed to pay $100,000 today to settle a claim by our client, Millie Perez-Davis, that its managers failed to tell her that she could take medical leave when she became ill in the… Read More ›
Pursuing a Discrimination Claim Is Easier Than You Think.
We are often asked, “What do I have to do to pursue a discrimination claim? Is it hard? Will it take a lot of my time?” The answers are simple. First, it isn’t difficult at all. Our office will… Read More ›
5 Fast Facts About Employers Who Interfere With Your FMLA Rights
The FMLA requires that your employer return you to the same or a virtually identical position upon your return from medical leave. If your job upon your return is worse in noticeable ways, your employer has likely interfered with your… 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 ›
Is Your Boss Using Fake Devices (Like This “USB Drive”) To Record You?
For years I’ve provided legal advice to employees about whether and when they can record workplace conversations with their bosses. Increasingly, though, I am seeing situations where it is the supervisors doing the recording. And if your boss is recording you, you… Read More ›
Nurses’ Rights 101: 7 Laws Protecting Your Rights (and Career)
Jim Garrity is an employee rights lawyer. He doesn’t help employers, ever. Nor does he fracture his work into multiple practice areas. It’s 100% employees’ rights, 24/7/365, for employees only. More about his incredible background here. He’s represented many… Read More ›
About Those Lawyers On The Billboards and Buses
Ever thought about hiring a lawyer because of an ad you saw on a billboard or city bus? Here are a few things to think about before you decide: You’ll never meet the lawyer in the ad. That’s true much of… Read More ›
How Would You Rate Your Boss on Yelp?
I had breakfast at a super busy restaurant near Broadway in New York City this morning and noticed a flood of waiters and waitresses coming out of the back all at once. I asked mine, a wonderful young woman… Read More ›