Employment Blog

Who can be sued for my wrongful termination?

A victim of wrongful discharge in Virginia can take legal action against: A company/employer that fires him in violation of public policy. An employee with managerial or supervisory responsibility if he was the one who violated the public policy and...

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What are the wrongful discharge laws in Virginia?

The rules in Virginia say that an employee can sue for wrongful discharge if: The employee exercises a right to do something (or not do something) that a statute specifically entitled the employee to do, and because of that, the...

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I live in an “At Will” State. What does that mean?

Employees in “At Will” positions can be fired or can leave their job at any time, and for almost any reason. While at will employment is the standard throughout the U.S., some states have imposed more limitations on an employer’s...

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Am I protected if my boss or coworkers touched me or threatened to touch me without my consent?

Yes. There are laws and statutes at both the state and federal level protecting against sexual harassment and assault, as well as protecting against assault and battery.

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Is my employer retaliating against me?

You may be experiencing retaliation for: telling HR or my boss that I thought I was being discriminated against on the basis of Religion Sex Race National Origin telling HR or my boss that I thought someone else at work...

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Can I be fired just because my employer didn’t want to pay my benefits?

You may be protected under The Employment Income Retirement Security Act. (ERISA) This act is also useful when there are issues with COBRA which cause you to lose your health insurance.

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What if someone at my current or former workplace is saying untrue things about me?

You may be protected against defamation (spoken) or libel (written) claims against you. These are state law claims, so need to search the law in your state. These are also state level common or “judge made” law, so you may...

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What if I was fired for making a statement at work, oral or otherwise?

Depending on the context, employees may be protected by The National Labor Relations Act. Employees of the US Government are also guaranteed protection of Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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