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Month: August 2017

Labor and workplace discrimination laws on a collision course?

Posted in Firm News,Wrongful Termination on August 17, 2017

One day after former Google employee James Damore filed a National Labor Relations Board complaint, a court ruling may have already bolstered the merits of his complaint. Damore is the former engineer whose candid email recently garnered banner headlines that saw his name and story trend on social media. After sending the missive where he… read more

What is a hostile work environment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on August 16, 2017

Almost everyone has had a job they found unpleasant or coworkers they didn’t get along with. But when does a bad workplace become a hostile work environment? While it can be hard to get your work done when your coworker plays their music too loudly or your boss ignores you when you ask for help,… read more

The cost of workplace retaliation for employers

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on August 9, 2017

Acts of workplace retaliation can not only affect work environments, but also careers. Victims of these hostile acts have recourse in the form of lawsuits against the company that allowed the illegal tactics to continue. When it comes to plaintiff employees alleging workplace retaliation in trials, jurors can relate more to the employees. In numerous… read more

The lessons learned from Uber’s missteps

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on August 4, 2017

In spite of all the technological advancements that Silicon Valley is responsible for, they are equally as famous, or infamous, for an antiquated work culture more akin to Mad Men instead of modern times. Those that claim to be cutting-edge are anything but, especially when they promote intolerable, if not outright hostile work environments. Few… read more