Emotional distress may sound like a vague, imprecise term but, in reality, there is a clear, distinct definition for this very real condition.
Are you curious what constitutes defamation of character, or believe that you may have been a victim yourself?
Defamation is defined as purposeful and false damage to one’s reputation.
This can come in the form of slander, which is spoken defamation, or libel, which is harmful to one’s reputation through false written accusations. Being subjected to defamation can damage your job prospects, income, or standing in a community, so knowing how to deal with it is essential.
On February 20, 2018, reporters from Sports Illustrated published a jaw-dropping and well-researched article on the culture of sexual harassment and sexism that ran rampant in the Dallas Mavericks organization until very recently. Former and current employees quoted in the article described the culture as “a real life Animal House,” with ex-CEO Terdema Ussery being the worst abuser.
Americans often believe that discrimination in the workplace no longer occurs because of the legal protections that employees have today.
However, this understanding could not be further from the truth.
In fact, discrimination in the workplace happens every hour of every day, but the difference today is that discrimination in the workplace often takes more ambiguous or concealed forms, requiring circumstantial evidence to prove its existence.
This article discusses different forms of evidence that you can use to prove your employment discrimination case.
Remember that this article should not be substituted for legal advice.
Contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC, if you have any questions about this article.
The workplace can sometimes be a very confusing place, especially when it comes to your rights as an employee. If you have questions that you cannot find answers to, know that you are not alone. Chances are that if you have a question, others have the same question.
This article is designed to provide answers to common workplace questions. If you still have questions after reading this article, you should discuss this situation with an attorney. The experienced attorneys at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC offer free case consultations to individuals who are attempting to determine their legal rights. Contact us today, we fight for clients’ rights! Continue reading “Common Workplace Employment Questions Answered”
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment includes “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment can occur in any workplace.
Sexual harassment is against the law in Texas, and sexual harassment is a violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is possible for a court to find that one comment is sexual harassment. But, if the behavior is frequent and severe, it is more likely to match up with the typical characteristics of sexual harassment.
Every business owner has their bottom line in mind when they are making tough decisions. It is also important for business owners to have employment law in mind when they are making business decisions because breaking employment laws can often lead to costly consequences. Continue reading “Why is Employment Law Important to Small Business Owners?”
What is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against a woman because she is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. Continue reading “Protect yourself from Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace”
In the context of employment law, discrimination and harassment can arise in many obvious and non-obvious forms. For many employees, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when, where and how they are being treated unfairly, harassed or discriminated against in the workplace. Oftentimes, we simply get a gut feeling that things are “not right.”
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers’ compensation (also known as workmans’ comp) is a form of insurance. Workers’ compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who have been injured on the job. Each state has its own laws concerning workers’ compensation.
Employers in Texas are not required to subscribe to workers’ compensation. They can elect, instead, to carry private insurance. Your rights may vary depending upon the type of insurance the employer elects to carry.