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Can I sue my employer for wrongful termination?

If you got fired or received discipline by your employer because you reported illegal behavior or exercised legal rights, you may have a basis for a wrongful termination case for whistleblowing or retaliation. There are laws that protect you from retaliation when you report legal, ethical or environmental wrongdoing. Learn what constitutes retaliation and what your rights are as a whistleblower.

How does the law protect whistleblowers?

When employees become aware that the company they work for is breaking the law, it can be hard to know what to do. Most people will start by going to their immediate supervisor, and possibly higher. In many cases where the violation was careless rather than intentional, this will be enough to fix the issue. But what can you do when you realize that your employer has no intention of doing anything about the violation?

The basics of workplace retaliation

Has your employer responded with retaliation after you reported questionable employment practices? Workplace retaliation is sadly common, but it is illegal. How do you determine if you have substantial grounds for a claim? Knowing the details about workplace retaliation and the laws regarding it can help you understand your situation. Learn about what retaliation can look like and what you can do about it.

4 important facts about family and medical leave

There may come a time where you need to take time away from work to handle health challenges. One of the federal laws that allows employees to take leave without negative consequences for certain medical reasons is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Learn the basic facts about FMLA to understand your rights.

Employers Claim Overtime Pay Is Bad For Their Employees

Late last month, the Department of Labor announced an overhaul to wage laws that will make millions more U.S. employees eligible for overtime pay. Immediately, business interest groups and their affiliates protested the ordinance, claiming it would harm the very workers it's meant to protect.

Speak Out Against Workplace Abuse and Harassment

Your place of work should be a safe environment, free from hazards and dangerous conditions of a physical nature, as well as those of a psychological manner. This means that harassment and abuse must not be tolerated.

Parents shouldn't be afraid of taking time off of work to care for their kids

For expecting parents, parents with young children or those who are entrusted with caring for ailing family members, there are federal laws in place under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that ensure employers do not punish parents and caretakers for taking time away from work to go to medical appointments, pursue treatments, spend time with a newborn or newly adopted child, and numerous other reasons.