Author: Joanne Dekker, Esq.
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Non-discrimination laws aim to create equal treatment for all workers in the United States, regardless of heritage, age, gender, disability and other differences. Often when these rights are violated, workers can take legal action against their employers.
While not all types of unequal treatment are illegal, and not all employers are subject to these laws, most are.
If you’re not sure whether that unpleasant activity you’re experiencing at work is illegal, and what you can do about it, this book is for you. If you’re concerned about being fired and worry about back wages, references, and your eligibility for COBRA, learn your rights.
Joanne Dekker is an attorney whose specialties include employment law, government contract and general business litigation and animal rights. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
What This Book’s About
Illegal Employment Discrimination Explained
Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
Discrimination Based on Race, Color, National Origin, Religion and Gender
Discrimination Based on Age
Waivers Under the ADEA
Discrimination Based on Pregnancy
Discrimination Based on Genetic Information
Equal Pay for Equal Work
Discrimination Based on Disabilities
What Is a “Disability” Under the ADA?
Short- vs. Long-Term Disability
Disabled People Must Still Be Able to Perform the “Essential Job Functions”
You Are Disabled But Can Do the Job. Now What?
How Do You Decide If an Accommodation Is “Reasonable”?
What Causes Employers “Undue Hardship”?
Employers Can’t Ask About Disabilities
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
What Discriminatory Actions Are Illegal?
Disparate (or Adverse) Impact
Disparate (or Adverse) Treatment
Hostile Work Environment
What Is Wrongful Termination?
What Is a Constructive Discharge?
What Happens If I Think My Employer Has Violated My Rights?
Filing a Complaint with the EEOC
An EEOC Investigation
Different Rules for Federal Government Employees
Does It Make Sense to Sue My Employer If My Rights Are Violated?
What Evidence Must I Show?
What Money Damages Can I Collect If I Win?
Should I Get a Lawyer?
Thoughts About Suing Your Employer
Consider Settling a Lawsuit
Your Rights on Termination of Employment
Employee at Will
What Do You Get When Terminated?
When Do You Get Paid After Termination?
Benefits After Termination
Wrapping up Your Departure
What About References?
Hire a Lawyer to Review Your Severance/Termination Agreement
About the Author
Real Life Legal™