The #MeToo movement has shown a harsh light on the problem of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.
Everyone has biometric identifiers. According to the Illinois General Assembly, the biometric identifiers protected under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are voice and fingerprint, face and hand geometry and scans of the retina or iris.
One of the greatest fears for potential whistleblowers is the threat of retaliation by their employer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has numerous statutes in place to protect whistleblowers. In most cases, employers are prevented from terminating or otherwise retaliating against an employee who filed a complaint.
As an employee, you come across all kinds of information during your daily work. Most of this information is necessary to completing your job and is routine—perhaps even mundane.
As technologies grow, so do their uses, especially in the business world. In order to ensure the proper use of technologies, there have been advancements in employment law.
You enjoy your job and used to look forward to going to work. However, lately everything has changed: You are confronted with sexual harassment in the form of continual, unnerving emails.
Evidence is key to creating a strong personal injury claim. Evidence not only helps to prove fault, but it also shows the extent of financial loss and helps to solidify damages.
Participating in discrimination and harassment is wrong in any setting, but in a workplace, it can create a hostile environment. Those who speak out against such acts should receive positive acknowledgements. However, in many cases employers may try to punish them.
Working in an at-will state like Illinois means employers can fire you for any reason they see fit. They do not have to provide you with prior notice before dismissing you from your position. This can make it hard for you to know if there was justification for your termination. If your employer fires you without warning, all is not lost. The law does offer you some protections against wrongful termination.
The news is full of controversy. It’s nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a story that sparks debate. We live in a time of marches, protests and movements. The news is filled with segments on refugees, terrorism and civil rights.