Proper Response to Wrongful Termination

Proper Response to Wrongful Termination

The repercussion brought by wrongful termination normally depends on how the affected employee takes the situation. Some resort to becoming emotionally-driven, while some opt to go on with their lives and look for other and better opportunities.

 

Whatever repercussion it will bring to the wrongfully terminated employee, the act is still illegal, and the offender must face necessary legal charges. Lawyers for wrongful termination should then be consulted during the process of settlement and litigation. It is important to get legal advices from these experts because they are most probably knowledgeable of all the legal procedures.

 

Meanwhile, here are the several ways to appropriately deal with a wrongful termination.

 

  1. Keep a copy of the positive comments and/or messages that were given to you by your boss, or even your colleague. If possible, keep a copy of those at your home and make sure that they are secured.

 

  1. If you are not certain of your status in your job, ask your manager if you can have a copy of your performance review at the moment it is given to you. It is better to be sure at all times.

 

  1. Ask your employer or whoever has the authority in your company about your real job status. Also, ask him to tell you all the legal basis of your termination.

 

  1. Be sure to approach your employer in a calm and diplomatic manner. Speak with him or her in a fine tone.

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Filing Discriminatory Charges: How EEOC Can Help?

Filing Discriminatory Charges How EEOC Can Help

The government created several laws in hopes of maintaining harmony between workers and their respective employers, as well as in ensuring the strict observance of the most important employment rights.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that was set to enforce such laws; as well as the concerns of people in the labor division. Among the major problems that are often responded to by this agency are allegations of employment discrimination.

Discrimination is defined as the prejudice experienced by a person coming from a different nationality, age (40 years old and above), race, color, gender (pregnancy issues), and even religious preference.

If the victim wants to pursue legal charges against the offending party, it is important to formally file a complaint at the EEOC office. It will allow the complainant to be given proper assistance, and for the complaint to be addressed properly and timely.

After making a complaint, the EEOC will conduct an assessment and an investigation to verify the claim. Here is the series of further actions the EEOC will conduct:

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Discover the Protections Provided by Title VII

Discover the Protections Provided by Title VII

All employees have the rights to get legal assistance from employment law attorneys whenever they feel being discriminated in their workplaces. Considering discrimination as one of the recurring employment issues, employees and employers alike have to be careful of their actions; otherwise, either of them might face a lawsuit.

The main goal of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to protect employees against employment discrimination based on any of the protected classes classified as:

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What to Do when Experiencing Sex Discrimination

What to Do when Experiencing Sex Discrimination

 

Actions may sometimes be restrained and subtle; thus, you have to be vigilant of your employer’s, as well as co-workers’, moves toward you.

 

When you are treated unfairly because of your sex and when such treatment apparently affects the terms and conditions of employment, it is illegal. Terms and conditions here comprise job position, being hired or fired from a job, compensation, and job training opportunities.

 

It is stated in the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that employment discrimination in any form should not be exhibited in any manner, especially on the basis of color, race, national origin, ethnic group participation, gender, religion, age, and disability (including pregnancy).

 

Here are the important things to do if you think you are discriminated based on your sex:

 

  • Write down the event.

Write down dates, times, places, and possible witnesses. You may also ask your co-workers to write down what they saw or heard, especially if they also suffered from the same conduct.

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How to Handle Workplace Harassment: Tips for Supervisors

How to Handle Workplace Harassment: Tips for Supervisors

Supervisors are the most immediate people that employees go to when it comes to employment-related concerns. As such, the supervisors attend to whatever concerns their subordinates have; and, most importantly, do it in the most professional way possible.

Airing such workplace concerns is one of the employment rights that every employee is entitled to exercise.

What to Do when Harassment Claims are Raised

  1. Carefully document everything. If there are guidelines to follow, conform to such.
  1. If an employee approaches you regarding a harassment complaint, be sure to document all specific information. Also, see to it that you have the basic details–the who, what, when, where, and how of the complaint.
  1. Advise the complainant to inform the harasser to stop its provocations in case the conduct conveys unwanted attention. The alleged harasser is probably unaware that the attention is unwanted; hence, telling him or her to stop is very important.
  1. Talk with the alleged harasser and get the other side of the story. Carefully listen and ponder on his or her version. Do not disregard the possibility of misinterpretations, but do not be easily deceived or swayed as well.
  1. Interview other employees. Ask them about their observations regarding the alleged harasser’s actions as well as the complainant’s. Continue reading