Posts made in December, 2018

What to Do About Wrongful Termination

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What to Do About Wrongful Termination If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated from your job and are considering a wrongful termination lawsuit, there are some things you should know before seeking legal action. Educate yourself on what wrongful termination is and determine if your case fits the definition. Illegal Reasons for Termination The most typical and common illegal reasons for termination by an employer are related to race, ethnicity, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. However, there are other illegal reasons for termination that are not usually thought of right away. These reasons could include reporting unsafe, illegal, or unfair conditions in the workplace, asserting your rights as an employee, or creating a union. It is important to remember that as an employee if you have been wrongfully terminated, there are laws in place that keep your employer from retaliation should you complain about them discriminating against you through your termination. Protection from Termination You might be wondering how you can protect yourself from wrongful termination. The best steps to take would be to document the reasons and circumstances that you were fired for. Get all of the details nailed down so that you can keep them for your records, should legal action be needed. Include individuals you spoke to, what was said, dates, etc. Justification for Termination Many people might wonder if their employer needs justification for terminating them. This question is specific to the employer. If you work for an at-will employer, your employer does not need justification to terminate you as long as it is a legal reason for termination. Additionally, if you have an employment contract with your employer, the contract will lay out the terms of termination. Stratton & Geen, ALC will go to work for you in your wrongful termination case....

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Protecting Your Business

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Protecting Your Business There is so much to think about when running a business from overhead expenses to making sure you are maintaining a safe environment for your employees to work. Managing the people who work for you can be the hardest part of owning your own company.  Having the right standards and measures in place is important to keep your business running smoothly. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, things happen and you have to have a team a litigators in your corner to protect your interest if anything were to happen to your business. That is why Stratton and Green offer employment defense and training to business owners who need their help. Claims Against Your Business Current and former employees can always make claims about how they are or were treated in the workplace whether substantiated or not. People you did not even hire, can make a claim against your business because you, in fact, did not hire them. Here a just a few of the claims someone can make: Employment discrimination – Not hiring someone who is protected under a protected class such as race, age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status. Sexual harassment – When someone receives unwanted sexual advances which can be touching, gestures, or words, or when obscene remarks of a sexual nature are made. Unpaid wage and hour claims – When an employee said they were underpaid or not paid at all for the work they said they completed. Having the right type of defense when it comes to employment law is so important it can be the difference between you walking away with or without your business. You need a defense team who specializes in employment litigation and can defend your business again class action lawsuits, discrimination cases, breach of contract and other types of business disputes that involve employees. Stratton & Green, ALC is the team you...

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