Month: February 2019

Wrongfully Terminated for Being Pregnant

Wrongfully Terminated for Being Pregnant

If you were fired because of your pregnancy or plans to get pregnant, you may have a wrongful termination case against your employer.

Most employers may not discriminate against employees for being pregnant, deny them leave they are entitled to under federal or state law, or refuse to provide reasonable accommodations when required to do so.

David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com

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Whistle-Blowing Violations at Work

Businessman blowing whistle

Whistle-blowing laws protect employees who report activities that are unlawful or harm the public interest.

Some states protect whistle-blowers who complain that their employer broke any law, regulation, or ordinance at all. Other states give employees whistle-blower protection only when they report that their employer broke certain laws, such as environmental regulations or labor laws.

David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com

What’s Considered Fraud at Work?

What's Considered Fraud at Work

In extreme cases, an employer’s actions when firing a worker are so devious and wrong that they rise to the level of fraud. Fraud is commonly found in the recruiting process (where promises are made and broken) or in the final stages of employment (such as when an employee is induced to resign).

To prove that your job loss came about through fraud, you must show all of the following:

  • your employer made a false representation
  • someone in charge knew of the false representation
  • your employer intended to deceive you (or tried to induce you to rely on the representation)
  • you actually did rely on the representation, and
  • you were harmed in some way by your reliance on the representation.

The hardest part of proving fraud is showing that the employer acted badly on purpose, in an intentional effort to trick you. That requires good documentation of how, when, to whom, and by what means the false representations were made.

David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com