With recording devices becoming increasingly common (and concealable), more employees than ever are recording conversations with bosses and coworkers in order to capture misconduct that would otherwise be impossible to prove. The question we often get is, “Is it legal… Read More ›
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For Displaced Workers, It’s Time to Talk About the “B” Word.
With no vaccine in sight, and with many workforces cutting back on a permanent basis, some of our clients are facing a very long-term struggle for financial survival. They’re adapting, but overcoming the hurdles of lost income may require something… Read More ›
Client Question #428: Can I Be Fired For My Social Media Posts and Comments?
The short answer, generally, is yes. You don’t have an absolute right to say whatever you want without jeopardizing your employment. This is true whether you work for a governmental entity or in the private sector. There are always exceptions. … Read More ›
Key Tips & Websites for Coronavirus Financial Aid
Virtually everyone is now suffering significant financial distress as result of the coronavirus. It can be difficult to sort through the spiderweb of government and other benefits. Here’s a quick guide we put together for you. And if you… Read More ›
Guidance for Healthcare Workers on Working without PPE
We’re being flooded with calls from healthcare workers whose employers are demanding that they work with used personal protective equipment (PPE) or, worse, being asked to work without any PPE at all. In hospitals and medical practices, masks in particular,… 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 ›
Judge: Hospital Must Stand Trial for Firing Nurse Whistleblower
A judge has ruled that a Georgia hospital must stand trial for firing a nurse who blew the whistle on dangerous medication practices. The trial will begin in the next few months. Jim Garrity represents the nurse, a former RN… 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 ›