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An Employee Filed a Claim Against me with the EEOC. What do I Do?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Apr 25, 2017 10:06:21 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is the federal agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting claims of discrimination in the workplace.  Employees who feel they have been discriminated against have 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act to file a charge with the EEOC.  Within 10 days of receiving the charge, the EEOC will give notice to the employer.

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Topics: Employment Law, employment discrimination charge

What is a fair workers’ compensation settlement?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Apr 11, 2017 6:22:54 AM

Whether you work in an industrial, office, or retail setting, there is always going to be the possibility that you are injured on the job. Workplace accidents can take on many different forms, ranging from slip and falls, injuries caused by falling materials, overexertion, exposure to harmful chemicals, injuries resulting from workplace conditions and practices, highway accidents, and the actions or inactions of co-workers.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Can I file a workers’ compensation claim after being terminated?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Mar 27, 2017 10:50:34 AM

Under North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), workers who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers [§ 95-241(a)(1)(a)]. This means that your employer cannot fire, demote, or change your employment situation for the worse because you file a workers’ compensation claim.

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Topics: wrongful termination, Workers' Compensation

Shoplifting Laws in North Carolina

Posted by Adam Seifer on Mar 21, 2017 9:54:58 AM

A shoplifting charge, or conviction, on your record often has far-reaching consequences, beyond what happens in the courthouse. This type of offense is known in the legal world as a “crime of moral turpitude.” Since shoplifting is associated with low morality, opportunities can be limited when applying for college, a job, or a new apartment when the term “shoplifting” pops up on a background check.

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Topics: criminal defense, shoplifting