A lawsuit involving your place of employment can sometimes be a tricky situation. On one hand, if you feel entitled to compensation due to negligence on the employer’s end, it seems all too necessary to seek out reparation for your damages. While this can be true, it’s sometimes scary to think about going up against your company as an individual. Here are some examples of issues that lead to lawsuits.
One of the most common issues in the workplace is discrimination. Not only is discrimination a violation of several state and federal laws, it should under no circumstance be tolerated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives these cases and provides information in order for the accuser to move forward with the process of filing a lawsuit against his/her employer.
Oftentimes, workers feel as if they have been wrongfully fired or laid off. These former employees tend to seek damages that vary based on the situation. This is typically the case when workers have been terminated for something like filing a complaint, or in their best efforts, trying to remain as professional as possible.
Another common reason for legal action is any form of harassment. While most may think this deals with only sexual types of harassment, it ranges from bullying and violence to touching and much more. Harassment lawsuits are common among employees who made their employer aware of the situation, and yet the employer failed to act upon it.
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