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How Can After-Acquired Evidence Affect a Discrimination Claim?

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm in Employment Law.

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If an employee files a discrimination claim, there will be an investigation into what happened that caused them to make their claim. That employee shouldn’t have been discriminated against, but what happens to their case if the investigation finds that particular employee had instances of misconduct before their claim? This is known as after-acquired evidence, and courts have a difficult time deciding how much the previous misconduct plays into their case.

When you hire an employment lawyer from McMath Woods, P.A. you can feel confident in your workplace discrimination claim. We’ll make sure that your rights are protected, and that you get justice for the mistreatment that you endured in your workplace.

Age Discrimination in the Era of COVID-19

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm in Employment Law.

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Everyone deserves equal treatment. When someone is treated poorly or differently because they are older, then that is considered age discrimination. Discrimination based on age, race, sex, and many other factors is against the law. In the time of COVID-19, employers are taking extra precautions in their businesses, but it’s important that they don’t discriminate against older employees.

At McMath Woods, P.A., we know how difficult it can be to emotionally deal with an act of discrimination in your workplace, but you shouldn’t have to go through this alone. Our employment lawyers will fight to defend your rights and hold your employer accountable for their actions.

Can You Sue for High Levels of Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace?

Published on May 28, 2020 at 2:50 pm in Employment Law.

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Having a job can sometimes provide a sense of financial security and stability in your life. When that job causes more anxiety than comfort, though, your work environment could qualify as causing you emotional distress. In fact, over 65% of workers say that workplace stress has caused difficulty in their lives. That difficulty could lessen productivity and increase missing work, alcohol or substance abuse, and physical and mental health problems, according to the American Institute of Stress (AIS).

When your mental or physical health is being negatively impacted by work, you could potentially sue your employer for emotional distress. A Little Rock employment lawyer will be your best asset against your employer because they can expertly guide you through the legal process and most effectively present your case. Let’s look at some of the specifics when it comes to suing for high levels of anxiety and stress in the workplace.

Federal Workers Protected from Age Discrimination After Supreme Court Ruling

Published on Apr 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm in Employment Law.

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week made it easier for federal workers over 40 to sue for age discrimination. The ruling was for a case brought by Noris Babb, a clinical pharmacist for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL. Beginning in her late 40s, she noticed she was not getting advanced positions that paid more, but that predominantly men in their 30s were getting the jobs.

Understanding the Line Between Unwanted Attention and Harassment at Work

Published on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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As an employee, you do your best to meet your job obligations and be a team player. When a coworker, supervisor, or employer makes your work environment uncomfortable, it can affect you in a number of ways and make it hard to work. Victims of harassment need to know that harassment is illegal and employment laws can help.

If you’ve experienced inappropriate behavior at work from an employer or coworkers, it’s important to understand the line between unwanted attention and harassment. Having this knowledge will help you decide what type of action to take to protect yourself.

What to Do When HR Refuses to Address or Investigate an Instance of Sexual Harassment

Published on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm in Employment Law.

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Reporting an instance of on-the-job sexual harassment to your Human Resources (HR) department doesn’t always go the way you expect. Reporting to HR is the first step you should always take, but unfortunately, they may take steps to downplay or brush off what happened or delay looking into what happened in hopes of not having to take action against your claim. If you’re in situation like this, what are your options when HR ignores your sexual harassment claim? Let’s take a look at some other options you may have.

5 Common Examples of Workplace Harassment

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 11:36 am in Employment Law.

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When you’re dealing with mistreatment at work, whether it’s from a coworker or supervisor, you may be unsure if you have the right to take legal action. Often times, there’s a difference between what a person thinks is harassment, versus what the legal definition says. In order to bring some clarity to the situation, we’ll be discussing common examples of workplace harassment.

We’ll look at the general types of harassment, physical, mental, authoritative, discriminatory, and retaliation, and break those down into real-world examples, so you’ll be able to identify harassment if or when it happens in your workplace. No matter what type of harassment you’re dealing with, it’s crucial that the liable party be held accountable for their actions. You have the right to feel safe and comfortable, no matter where you work.

What Are the First Signs of Workplace Discrimination?

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 9:47 am in Employment Law.

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When we go to work, we expect to be in an environment where people respect each other. With this foundation, communication, work quality, and productivity can thrive. However, there are some workplaces that don’t treat all employees the same. While discrimination is illegal, it can still happen. When it does, legal recourse may be an option.

It can be scary to think about coming forward with a discrimination allegation. People may choose not to do it because they’re afraid of backlash, such as losing their job. However, those who have filed complaints because of discrimination are legally protected from facing discrimination when they’ve filed a charge, made a complaint, or took part in an investigation or lawsuit.

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