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    Are Employment Lawyers Worth It? A Comprehensive Guide

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    An attorney for workplace issues can play a critical role in holding an employer accountable when they violate the law. Such lawyers can help clients secure justice while also demonstrating to employers that they may face repercussions for their violations. As a result, such employers may be less likely to break the law in the future.

    The following overview will help you better understand whether you may benefit from hiring an attorney in certain circumstances. It also explains why hiring an attorney is often a worthwhile investment from a cost-benefit perspective.

    How Are Employment Lawyers Paid?

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    Employment lawyers are lawyers who specialize in helping people whose workplace rights have been violated by an employer. When someone is experiencing discrimination at work, has been wrongfully fired, or has been denied leave to care for a sick child or family member, an employment lawyer can help them.

    In this guide, you’ll learn more about how employment lawyers’ payment works.

    6 Situations Where Being Fired Might Actually Be Wrongful Termination

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    Can a job fire you for no reason? Sometimes, yes. The right to fire at will for no given reason is one many employers in the United States share.

    That doesn’t mean there are no restrictions on how and why an employer may terminate an employee. If you were fired for a seemingly questionable reason, your employer may have engaged in wrongful termination. You may be eligible for compensation if so.

    What Is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)?

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    The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) protects employees and applicant for jobs from genetic discrimination in the workplace and through health insurance they may wish to purchase.

    What is GINA?

    The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff is a Federal anti-discrimination statute that became law in November 2009. The EEOC is responsible for implementing Title II of GINA—a law that prohibits discrimination based on genetic information in employment. Title II of GINA became effective on January 10, 2011. 

    What Are Grounds For Termination In New York?

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    New York, like most states, is an at-will employment state. That means that an employer is able to terminate you for any reason, or no reason, as long as the reason is not discriminatory. Even if the reason you’re terminated seems unfair like the employer just didn’t like you or they wanted to give the job to someone else they can do that, and it’s not considered unlawful termination. But if you were fired for a discriminatory reason or if your employer violated the terms of a contract then you may be able to file a claim for wrongful termination.

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month we celebrate the workers who have disabilities along with the inclusive employment laws and policies that benefit both employees and employers. The contributions of workers with disabilities are invaluable in the workplace.

    What is Systemic Discrimination in the Workplace?

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    Systemic discrimination in the workplace occurs when the discrimination is not a single occurrence but is pursued across the organization or business and is integrated into how the organization or business operates. Systemic discrimination in the workplace is illegal according to federal and many state laws. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that has been given the powers to investigate claims of systemic discrimination.

    What Is the CROWN Act?

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    Racial discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. One such form is hair discrimination.

    Individuals of certain races may naturally have hairstyles that conflict with what some employers consider “professional.” If an employer objects to an employee’s natural hair, however, they may be committing a form of racial discrimination under the guise of promoting general workplace policies.

    Where Do I Report Wrongful Termination in New York?

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    Were you recently fired in New York State? Do you believe the reason your employer fired you is illegal?

    If so, you might have a valid wrongful termination case. By taking legal action against your employer, you could seek financial compensation and/or reinstatement to your job. Keep reading to learn more about the process.