The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government. The EEOC reached a settlement agreement with Venture Inc., which operates a Save-A-Lot grocery store in Jackson. In addition to the monetary settlement, the agreement also… Read More
What Legal Protections do Employees Have despite Alabama’s At-Will Employment?
Most people understand that Alabama is an at-will employment state. Simply stated, that means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason, a bad reason or even without providing a reason. While the at will employment doctrine certainly limits legal protections for the Alabama workforce, there are still numerous law that an Alabama… Read More
Do I have a case for retaliation against my Alabama Employer?
Employers in Alabama with more than 15 employees are subject to the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII. Under Title VII, an employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise “retaliate” against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. To establish a retaliation claim under Title… Read More