“Is My Employment Discrimination Case Strong? – Here’s How to Tell”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : One of the questions most frequently asked of employment lawyers – and of this blog – is this: “Do I have a strong employment discrimination case?” Do you need a lawyer to decide if your employment discrimination case is strong or weak? You can, with the right tools, determine whether you have a strong discrimination case. LESSON TO LEARN : Employment discrimination cases are quite common in our society, and seemingly more common as time goes by.

Fighting Age Discrimination With LinkedIn

Career Realism

With hospital downsizing and Medicare cutbacks, the higher-paid employees costing the most will be looked at.Your book, Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies, is very helpful and I want to follow your suggestions. Age discrimination LinkedIn image from Shutterstock. Social Media age discrimination linkedin recruiterJoshua, I’m 59 years old with a full-time job in Medical Ultrasound imaging. I have 32 years of experience in the field.

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Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

commentary : American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the

Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the recruitment mix for hiring managers. Many of these downsized candidates are older, mature individuals, with years of

“Is a 17-year-old protected by the age discrimination laws, or a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Is a 17-year-old protected by the age discrimination laws, or a company’s age-related policies?” “Is Is a 17-year-old protected by the age discrimination laws, or a company’s age-related policies?” I am unsure if that is illegal discrimination. People are protected against age discrimination at work by two laws: federal law and state law. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U.

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Over 40? 7 Ways To Beat Age Discrimination In Your Job Search

Career Realism

They come to me because for whatever reason—downsizing, a company merger, outsourcing—they find themselves looking for work. It is not a secret that age discrimination is real and, unfortunately, it is alive and well in today’s world. 7 Ways To Beat Age Discrimination In Your Job Search appeared first on CAREEREALISM. I work with clients who are considered “seasoned workers” – those who have worked for 20+ years in a particular industry or professional arena.

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“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When employers engage in a downsizing or layoff, most have first prepared what is commonly called a Severance Plan, which is a list of the “rules and regulations of who gets paid what.” Employers do this in good part so they can prevent employees saying that they treated different people differently due to “illegal or improper reasons” such as discrimination, retaliation, or harassment. .

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“How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on July 8th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have filed a claim of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). I am at a loss trying to determine what to look for in choosing a discrimination employment lawyer or law firm in my area that will put forth 100% in defending my rights. My case has merit, but if it is not presented appropriately the company will get away with shameless discrimination again.

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How Do You Find Employment When You’re Over 60?

Career Realism

After six months, I was downsized, even though I had just brought in a big account. Please know that you will continue to be discriminated against. The question is how you overcome the discrimination , and that starts with selling yourself. Job Search age discriminationDear J.T. & & Dale: I recently began to seek full-time employment in sales. One company owner was impressed and hired me on the spot.

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HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

Linkedin Twitter Facebook rss Home About Services & Packages Contact Recommendations Resources The Job Quest Helping You Reach Your Job Search and Career Goals HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently Unemployed&# Posted by Melissa Cooley on | June 29, 2010 | 15 Comments In looking at CNN.com earlier today, I saw on the main page of the site this article that talked yet again about the discrimination that the jobless face in the job hunt. Downsized?

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs

HireCentrix

As long as Wall Street and venture capitalists continue to reward corporations for off-shoring and downsizing, we continue to play the fool when we express shock that the U.S. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register.

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“No Re-Hire” Clause in my Severance Agreement – Why??

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is what a “No Re-Hire” clause in a severance agreement is intended to prevent: Employee “Bob” is fired, downsized or laid off, and signs a severance agreement that includes a release and waiver of all legal claims. Bob” then sues the company, raising discrimination, retaliation or some other legal claim that arose after he signed his release, and thus not covered by the release. Question: My employer was purchased by a competitor, and a large group of us were chosen for layoff.

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What Causes Conflict in the Workplace?

Ms. Career Girl

With sexual harassment and gender discrimination permeating modern offices, the poll’s results hardly come as a surprise. Companies that are downsizing or undergoing a change in leadership are often rife with competition. Conflict in the modern workplace is unavoidable. With technological glitches, miscommunications and conflicting egos, the typical office can be a hot-bed of tension.

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How Unconscious Biases Can Hurt Job Seekers Before the Interview Even Begins

Competitive Resumes

Often, they have lost their previous jobs due to reasons beyond their control, like downsizing. Bias Toward Addresses: Some hiring managers discriminate against candidates whose address associated with lower-income areas. Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their accomplishments or merits.

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“My severance agreement says I can never re-apply; can I get around that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was not dismissed for cause or misconduct, nor had I filed a discrimination complaint. The phenomenon of employers giving severance to their terminated employees became widespread in the early 1980’s when (a) computers began to replace employees, (b) jobs began being shipped overseas, and (c) many of our anti-discrimination laws were passed.

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“Can I be fired for having a sick child?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I know of no law in any state that prohibits “discrimination” against a parent for having a sick child. Anti-discrimination laws usually protect people who are in “protected categories” from being discriminated against for being in those “protected categories,” which include age, race, gender, pregnancy, national origin, etc. On their website [www.theamlongfirm.com] they describe themselves as “Family Responsibility Discrimination Lawyers.”

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Securing the Right Job or Career Transition in the New Economy – part III

Career Alley

Additional factors to consider: Age, sex or national origin discrimination. Past history of being downsized or fired. “ We are ready for any unforeseen event which may or may not happen.” ” – George W. Author Byline: D. Lawton. Author Website: [link]. Securing the Right Job or Career Transition in the New Economy – part III. Part III – A Method to Make your Job Search More Productive. Part III of a 4 part discussion on the job market.

“If I negotiate, will my severance be taken off the table?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As you may know, my book on severance negotiating, “Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off,” is generally considered the best book there is on the subject. The law says that it is illegal for employers to discriminate against certain people on the basis of age, gender, race, etc., Illegal retaliation claims are often easier to prove than discrimination claims, much more readily accepted by juries, and in fact won almost all the time by former employees making the retaliation claims.

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“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I believe the new attendance policy will open the door to discrimination, favoritism “brown nosing,” and other forms of illegal and just plain wrong behaviors. However, an employer cannot establish employment policies that are clearly intended to illegally discriminate, such as a policy that provided time off for new mothers, but did not provide time off for new fathers. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U.

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“Can an employer take back a job offer, even after I accepted it.

Sklover Working Wisdom

The one exception to this analysis is this: if you believe that the offer was withdrawn for an “illegal reason,” that is, because of (a) your age, (b) your gender, (c) your nationality, (d) your religion, (e) in some places, your sexual orientation, and if you had some kind of evidence that was the reason, then you have every right to sue for illegal discrimination under California and federal anti-discrimination laws. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M.

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“How long is an offer of severance good for?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It’s a bit complicated, but two federal laws that protect older employees from discrimination (Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or “ADEA,” and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, or “OWBPA”) require that either 21 days, or 45 days, be provided, depending on your circumstances. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “How long is an offer of severance good for?” “How

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When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You Published on June 17th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Watch the video on YouTube: [link] Click an icon below to share and recommend this post: This entry was posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 1:00 am You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

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Being Laid Off? Know Your Rights As An Employee

Career Realism

In the post-recession period, many companies are downsizing when their business does not meet set expectations. Discrimination Laws It is very important to pay attention to what your employer tells you when he informs you about your layoff. For instance, if you are told that you are too old for the job, it can be deemed as discrimination. Federal Laws prohibit discrimination during layoffs. During the recent financial crisis, many companies ran into difficult times.

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How Unconscious Bias Can Hinder Job Seekers Before An Interview

Competitive Resumes

Often, they have lost their previous jobs due to reasons beyond their control, like downsizing. Bias Toward Addresses: Some hiring managers discriminate against candidates whose address are associated with lower-income areas. Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their own accomplishments or merits.

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Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Workology

Either by downsizing or businesses closing, people are losing their jobs at a faster rate than every before. If you want to prevent theft, try working on company culture and values aside from discriminating based on credit scores. According to Time Magazine , 70% of undergrads and 96% of graduate students carry a card credit while only 10% pay their bill on-time each month. College debt is a loaming issue for students who can’t afford to pay in cash for their education.

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How to Bounce Back After a Lay-Off

Jennifer Anthony

Take the steps necessary to strive towards excellence, even if you have been downsized. Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , career change , career dilemmas , layoffs and tagged career change , career dilemmas , downsized , layoffs , networking , Occupational Outlook Handbook , online networking.

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“Can having a business website 'on the side' be reason for.

Sklover Working Wisdom

First, some background: Generally, employers can terminate their employment relations with an employee for any reason – no matter how trivial, or even nonsensical – so long as it is not a legally prohibited reason, such as illegal discrimination, illegal retaliation, violation of a law, or breach of a contract. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Due to a merger/downsizing, all people in my department were required to re-interview for their positions. After being a star performer, not being chosen for “rehire” based on an interview that took place when you were out on disability leave due to stress might just be a very good argument for there having been disability discrimination. You are entitled to protection against disability discrimination, which may be the real reason for your being given an administrative warning.

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“If I sign a Performance Improvement Plan, if I am let go, might I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is based on the employer’s perspective that, if severance is to be paid to any employees, they should only be employees who are downsized or laid off having nothing to do with their conduct or performance. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “If I sign a Performance Improvement Plan, if I am let go, might I get a Severance Package?” “If

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“Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job offers can be rescinded for almost any reason, other than legally impermissible reasons such as illegal discrimination or illegal retaliation. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?” “Can Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?”

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? Published on October 16th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Major companies illegally collude with each other to keep their employees from getting new jobs with their competitors. Just two weeks ago six leading technology companies – including Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel – reached a settlement with the U.S.

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Working Mothers & What it Means to Be a Woman

Workology

My boss, who had been downsized just before my maternity leave was no longer my boss but now my peer. Luckily, many successful women are bull-headed, stubborn, and up for the challenge to fight battles like birth control, right to vote, and discrimination at work for being pregnant. *This post is sponsored by Kronos who is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day on March 8. Check them out on Twitter @ kronosinc and their blog Time Well Spent.

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“Can an employer delay accepting an employee's resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Can an employer delay accepting an employee’s resignation?&# “Can an employer delay accepting an employee’s resignation?&# Published on August 18th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: How can a firm delay acceptance of a resignation after the expiration of the notice period? I gave notice of resignation but my employer has ignored it. I have kept working, without complaining.

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Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?

HireCentrix

So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population. The story pointed out that the chance of finding a highly qualified candidate in the ranks of the unemployed was very likely when you look at the volumes of people out of work and the rate that companies downsized. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on June 21st, 2010 by Alan Sklover “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark; Professionals built the Titanic.&# - Unknown During my professional life I’ve come to know many “experts” in various fields of endeavor, from Navigating Ships to National Security.

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Employment Status Has Nothing to Do with Ability

The Job Quest

While some companies are hiring, others are still downsizing and closing. To any job seekers out there who get discouraged when they hear that companies are discriminating solely on unemployment status: don’t believe those employers who would say you are not worthy simply because you are not working right now.

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“Am I supposed to have access to my Performance Action Plan or.

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, if the person who decided a PIP was necessary did so out of personal dislike, or illegal discrimination, or in retaliation for reporting impropriety, chances are that same person will not find that the PIP has been successfully completed. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Am I supposed to have access to my Performance Action Plan or Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”), and the progress I am making on it?” “Am

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week > Sklover Working Wisdom

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on October 18th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover “When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.” - Arabic Proverb At work, strive always to speak the truth. But strive in ways that will have your truth heard, heeded and taken to heart.

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“Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the clients to let them know?” Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the clients to let them know?” Published on October 17th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Hi, Alan. I am a dog groomer, and have been working for my employer for four years.

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“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? “Is Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? Published on October 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Is it a conflict of interest if my son has me work for him on his scheduled shift because of a death in the family?

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Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Friday Feedback Friday Feedback Published on October 8th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Your newsletter on “Making Arbitration Work For You, Not Against You” was one of the most helpful newsletters in your continuing newsletter series. Thank you very much for this. I find your newsletters most informative and helpful. Randy V. City Not Indicated) Dear Randy, Thanks.

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“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” Published on October 6th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: The company I work for is being sold to another company.

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on October 4th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” - Abraham J. Heschel At work, having some “say” in what happens to you is important to you and your family’s well-being.

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