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How Do I Identify a Common Employment Issue?

Common Employment Issues

 

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An employee can be surrounded by a number of issues at his or her workplace including:

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Breach of non-compete agreement in contract
  • Salary issues
  • Unemployment

What is Harassment?

Harassment in employment occurs when a supervisor, co-worker, or outside person physically or verbally intimidates an employee.  Harassment takes many forms including verbal, physical, sexual and psychological.

Examples:

  • Your boss or co-worker make sexual comments about you.
  • Your boss implies that sexual favors will result in a promotion.
  • A new manager is bullying you by nitpicking every action you take.
  • You get excluded or ostracized from day to day activities.
  • You feel physically threatened by a co-worker or customer.

If you have been harassed, there are often steps that you must take to protect your rights.  Your rights can be lost if you do not act quickly enough.

If you feel you have been harassed and want to know your rights, feel free to call us at 817-335-5100 or toll free 888-713-5418 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

What is discrimination?

Discrimination is when your employer unjustly or prejudicially prefers others to you on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, or national origin.  Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of gender as well as sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is broken down further into a sexually hostile work environment or quid pro quo.  As sexually hostile work environment occurs when employers or co-workers engage in severe or pervasive conduct of a sexual nature at the workplace.  Quid pro quo occurs when a supervisor explicitly or implicitly requests sex in exchange for more favorable treatment.  Although there are state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, discrimination at the workplace still occurs.

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, there are steps that must be taken within strict time limits to preserve your rights.

If you feel you have been discriminated against and want to know your rights, feel free to call us at 817-335-5100 or toll free 888-713-5418 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

What is a Breach of Non-Compete Agreement?

A non-compete clause in an employment contract is there to ensure that the employee will not start a business or profession with another party in competition.

In Texas non-compete clauses are governed by Texas Business and Commerce Code.  According to this statute, a non-compete agreement must be reasonable.  A reasonable non-compete must be sufficiently restricted as to

  1. Geography
  2. Time
  3. Scope of activity restricted

Texas law of non-compete agreement is ever changing.

If you have any questions about a non-compete agreement and want to know your rights, feel free to call us at 817-335-5100 or toll free 888-713-5418 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

What Is Unemployment?

Unemployment is when a person loses his or her job, has no source of income, and is dependent on the state for finances.  A person can be laid off based on several reasons. 

Such as:

  • End of contract
  • Company shut down
  • Violation of any company policy

If an employee is terminated, they can apply for unemployment benefits.  Often the unemployment benefits are initially denied.

If you have any questions concerning unemployment and want to know your rights, feel free to call us at 817-335-5100 or toll free 888-713-5418 for a free confidential consultation.