Too many initial consults start like this: “I feel like I’ve been discriminated against, but I can’t prove it.” Or, “It seems like I’m being retaliated against, but I can’t prove it.” My response is, “You don’t have to: that’s my job.”
The law compensates for lost wages and lost future wages. But your life is more than your paycheck. It’s your life. It’s satisfaction and joy when it’s good. And it’s an embarrassment, humiliation, and emotional distress when your life on the job goes bad. Embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress are damages (for compensation) under federal and state law.
People ask me, is racial harassment real? I mean, we're long past Jim Crow. This isn't the fifties and sundown towns. It's 2019. Do people call you with overt, out-and-out racial harassment and discrimination?
In September, hundreds of black and white Christians came together in Louisville to work on racial justice. Yes, Christian people, church people, across the racial divide. America often thinks that Christians are troublesome, hateful and partisan. True, but only sometimes. There is another side. On this occasion, brought together by love in a very large black church, the walls came down and the mountains moved. We call it The Angela Project.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 with the goal of, “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency” for people with disabilities. An Amendment to the Act was passed in 2008 to reaffirm the core mission of the ADA.
According to the annually completed Seyfarth Workplace Class Action Blog, 2017 had the highest monetary amount of class action workplace settlements in history.
In a July 2018 decision, the California Supreme Court rejected the idea that the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) inherently applied to a California Starbucks employee’s class action wage claim.
In 2017, the Kentucky legislature provided more protection for individuals with criminal backgrounds seeking employment licensing. Many employment fields, public and private, require practitioners to obtain a state license to operate.
In a recent case Meyer Tool Inc. the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld the traditional legal test used to assess the question: when will an employee’s “outburst” or unprofessional behavior lose the employee the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
“He was running down the street when they shot him in his tracks The only thing agreed upon is he ain’t coming back About the only thing agreed upon Is he ain’t coming back There won’t be any trial So the air it won’t be cleared There’s just two sides calling names Out of anger …