Many Alabamians are suffering the consequences of having been terminated or repeatedly denied employment. While employers across the State of Alabama are given somewhat free reign to hire and fire employees in an “at will” employment system, the employers cannot rely upon discriminatory motives when making those decisions. On average, more than 80,000 employment discrimination… Read More
Fed Ex Pays $3 Million to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination in Hiring Practices
Fed Ex has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that the company’s hiring practices were discriminatory. The Department of Labor discovered the alleged discriminatory practices while performing a yearly audit of contractors who work with the Federal Government. The agency claimed… Read More
What Federal Laws protect Alabama employees?
As an employment lawyer in Alabama, one of the questions I am most often asked by prospective clients is what laws protect an employee from illegal or improper treatment in the workplace. The answer to this question would take pages to answer completely, but I thought it would be worth addressing the basic framework of… Read More
So I have been discriminated against by my employer, what now?
Whether it be race, age, gender discrimination or sexual harassment, how an employee handles a discrimination issue from the beginning can make all the difference. It can impact not only your career but also the successfulness of a lawsuit should one become necessary. While there is no standard procedure that applies to all circumstances, there are a… Read More
What does it mean that Alabama is an employment-at-will state? The State of Alabama does not have any laws pertaining to the hiring and firing of an employee (with a few limited exceptions). An employer can hire anybody it wants and fire anybody it wants as long as it does not discriminate against the employee. Discrimination is based… Read More
How do I make a complaint of discrimination against my employer?
This is one of the most common questions an employment lawyer receives. The answer varies depending on the situation, however, a couple of common routes typically apply. If your employer has provided you with an employee handbook, the process for making a complaint for race, gender, age, or disability discrimination is usually included in the handbook. At… Read More