Federal law prohibits discrimination based on certain characteristics including pregnancy, race, gender, religion, national origin, age, and disability. If you feel that you have been treated differently than another person based on any of those characteristics you may have a legal claim. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
No one should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. Many times you will hear the term "hostile work environment." The factors that are considered in determining if you are being subjected to an unlawfully hostile work environment include repeated unwanted remarks, touching, and/or making your participation in unwanted sexual behavior a requirement to keep your job. If this sounds like behavior that you have been subjected to, you don't have to put up with it. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Wrongful termination is a term we hear a lot. Unfortunately, in Alabama there is no "wrongful termination" claim. As an at-will state, employers in Alabama have a lot of latitude when it comes to what they consider terminable offenses. However, no employer can treat you differently based on any of the characteristics described in the "discrimination" section above. Nor can they retaliate against you for speaking out about that behavior if you witness it.
Unfortunately, illness happens, but your job is protected in a number of ways if the unexpected occurs. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is legislation that protects full-time employees from losing their job if illness strikes them or a person for whom they must provide primary care. Similarly, the Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals with disabilities from unlawful discrimination in the workplace.