Employment Blog

Chipotle Ordered to Pay Over $800,000 in Attorneys’ Fees After Losing Case
Discrimination, Is It Worth It?

One of the biggest hurdles to a plaintiff in pursuing a lawsuit is the cost of doing so. Suing someone, especially a corporation, is never easy. Hiring an attorney is usually necessary to have a reasonable chance of succeeding. However,...

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What Rights Do Government Contractors and Employees Have Against Wrongful Termination?
Is It Worth It?, Litigation

If you’re a government contractor or a government employee, you may be wondering whether you are protected against employment discrimination under the same sorts of laws as private employees. In general, the answer is yes! In fact, most government workers...

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A Table of Wrongful Termination and Other Employment Laws
Discrimination, Is It Worth It?, Online Damages Calculator

If you’ve been using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you might be wondering whether you can really recover what it says you can. Remember that the calculator cannot tell you whether...

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 3
Is It Worth It?, Litigation

In my previous two posts, I talked about how getting your emotions under control will allow you to get the jump on your former employer when litigation begins. The first addressed what to do when you receive the company’s response to...

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What Happens After You Send a Demand Letter? Demand Letters, Part 2
Is It Worth It?, Litigation

Have you been discriminated against at work due to your race, age, pregnancy status, or caregiver status? If you’ve decided to take legal action, the starting gun for suing your boss is sending a “demand letter.” A demand letter is...

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 1
Is It Worth It?, Litigation

If you’re having trouble at work and you’ve talked to an employment law attorney, he or she might have mentioned sending a “demand letter.” What exactly is a demand letter, though? A demand letter, as the name suggests, is a...

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 2: How to Win When There’s No Case
Is It Worth It?, Litigation, Online Damages Calculator

As we set up in our last post, the most important question that our online damages calculator can’t help you with is the issue of liability—whether your employer violated the law and therefore whether you’ll have a case that can...

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 1: The Setup
Is It Worth It?, Litigation, Online Damages Calculator

Perhaps the most important question that our online damages calculator leaves unanswered is what attorneys call liability. That is, the calculator doesn’t address the threshold question of whether your employer violated the law at all. It is possible that you were...

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The Tax Man Cometh…for Your Severance Payment
Is It Worth It?

First, the legal fine print. I am not a tax law professional or advisor. What follows is not meant as specific tax advice for you (even if you are a client of my firm). This post is meant to flag...

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An Important Warning About the Downside of an Emotional Distress Claim
Is It Worth It?, Litigation, Online Damages Calculator

If you are using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you may be intrigued by the idea of emotional distress damages. While plaintiffs can certainly recover a good sum from an emotional...

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