Discrimination Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 9

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2011 – Lack of honesty when discussing your case with counsel may result in unexpected results. “You need to be cautious about filing a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit, as this kind of a suit may go both ways,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment litigation lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “Let me make my point by using a recent case as an example.” The case happened in Iowa when Jane Doe got a job at a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – A job advertised as an EEO means the company may not discriminate in benefits, payment, firing and other vital areas. “If you’re looking for a job and find one that indicates it is an equal employment opportunity (EEO), it means that the company cannot discriminate against you in terms of recruitment, training, benefits, payment, firing or hiring. In addition, when the job is posted, that company must post a notice for all workers that outlines their rights under EEO laws,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – It is well known that the U.S. economy is forcing many businesses to cut back operations. That may include laying people off, putting any expansion plans on hold or making deep cuts to the budget. This is all done in the name of being able to stay in business. “Whatever the reasons for your layoff, you may get offered a severance package. Many of them seem to be, on the surface, good deals. However, some of them have drawbacks you might not be aware of and this is why you need […]


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Even though there are a variety of laws that protect workers from discrimination, it still happens. Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2010 – “If at any time you feel that you have been subjected to any sort of retaliation in the workplace, you will want to immediately call a Chicago employment lawyer and find out your rights and what protection(s) are offered to workers under federal, state and/or local laws,” said Chicago employment attorney, Timothy Coffey, of The Coffey Law Office, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois. For example, under many federal and state statutes, an employer may not take […]


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Employers in Texas need to know what constitutes illegal discrimination. Being informed may avoid a lawsuit. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2010 – -“When it comes to employment law in Texas, there are two forms of illegal discrimination that you need to know about for your business. The first thing is you can’t decline to hire or promote an individual because of certain characteristics. The other thing to be aware of is how you handle termination. If you aren’t careful, you may end up being sued for wrongful termination if you fire someone because of certain characteristics,” outlined […]


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The Austin Court of Appeals found that an employee who was fired for refusing to illegally drive an unsafe commercial vehicle can collect punitive damages. Austin employment attorney Gregory D. Jordan, who represented the employee, offers pertinent comment. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2010 – A recent opinion from the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, at Austin ruled that an employee who is fired for refusing to commit a criminal act can recover punitive damages. Safeshred, Inc. fired Louis Martinez after he refused to drive a commercial vehicle he found to be unsafe and noncompliant with federal […]


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