DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE We often forget that disability discrimination is something that still happens every single day. While the issue of discrimination against people who have disability accommodations appears most frequently in public locations, it can also arise in the workplace. Disability discrimination can even happen here in Knoxville and the East [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|discrimination, employment law|0 Comments

SEX AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION

SEX AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION We often brush off gender discrimination as something that would never happen in 2018. However, sex and gender discrimination is still very prevalent in today’s workplace. 42% of women in the United States have faced some type of gender discrimination on the job. Gender discrimination can even happen here in [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|discrimination, employment law|0 Comments

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE We frequently hear the phrase “age is just a number” but oftentimes in the workplace that is not the case. Recently in the news there have been several stories about age discrimination in the workplace. Joel Boone, a Mississippi high school boys basketball coach in his mid-70’s, became a [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|discrimination, employment law|0 Comments

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION: THE BREAKDOWN

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATIONThe BreakdownWhat does discrimination in the workplace look like? Every situation is different and is dependent on the type of discrimination. Please review the most common types of workplace discrimination below to become more familiar.Disability Discrimination: This form of discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee with a disability unfavorably. Harassment [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|discrimination, employment law, sexual harassment|0 Comments

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AT WORK

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AT WORK What is pregnancy discrimination? Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of childbirth, pregnancy, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer or [...]

By | July 26th, 2018|employment law|0 Comments

EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY

EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY Although race, gender, age, and disability are the most well-known forms of discrimination, veterans and current members of the armed forces are often subject to the very same behavior. Luckily, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects against such. Although shocking, discrimination against vets [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|employment law, military|0 Comments

COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS

COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS What is considered overtime? Overtime is when an employee works over 40 hours during a defined work week. How much is overtime? Overtime pay is time-and-a-half of your hourly wage. For example, if you make $20 an hour, your overtime would be $30 an hour. Can you still get overtime [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|employment law, overtime|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|employment law, Knoxville labor attorney|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|employment law|0 Comments