Nelson Law Group Blog

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION AT WORK

If you’re still employed, there are steps you should consider taking to protect your rights. Alternatively, there are things you should not do even if your employer is treating you illegally: DO’S: Identify the specific acts that you believe are illegal. (Remember, not all types of harassment or discrimination is illegal.) Report the behavior in writing. You should consult the employee handbook to see how and to whom you should report the behavior, but most often you should report it to your immediate supervisor, human resource manager, or other upper manager. [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: employment law, Knoxville labor attorney|

EMPLOYMENT LAW & NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

What is a non-compete agreement? Non-compete agreements are documents signed by an employee, whether at the beginning or sometime during the employment with a company, promising not to work in the same competing industry, within a certain location, or work for specific employers for a defined period of time after the current employment ends. For example, if you work State Farm Insurance for many years, and are offered a job at Allstate, your current employee documentation - should it have a non-compete agreement- would hinder you from simply giving your two [...]

March 19th, 2017|Categories: employment law|

DOCUMENTATION: THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR COMPLAINT

If you are interested in pursuing a case based on sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace, a common question is: what is the best way to legitimize my complaint? Most employment lawyers, workplace discrimination lawyers or sexual harassment attorneys would respond with one word: documentation. Documenting the occurrence(s)/event(s) can provide both you and your discrimination lawyer or sexual harassment attorney a reliable foundation on which to begin. This written reference will allow you to approach your lawyer or attorney with an already well-prepared citation of sources that could assist in the success of your case. What should your documentation [...]

December 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|