Employment Law

Employer Must Keep and Produce Relevant Documents

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If you have retained an Evansville employment attorney, he or she will ensure that your employer has properly preserved all documents relevant to your case as required by law. Employer obligation to find and maintain relevant records If litigation seems imminent, the employer is obligated to preserve the pertinent documents. This obligation is mandatory and supersedes any […]

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The Benefits of Settlement

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An Evansville Employment attorney can impart wisdom when an employee is analyzing the pros and cons of settling an employment discrimination case.  The good news for employees and employers is that many individuals would rather settle a case than engage in an expensive and emotionally draining discrimination lawsuit. Trial Expenses Employers should be aware of the many […]

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Investigating the Facts of an Employment Case

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Successfully representing an employee in an employment case is dependent upon the evidence the EvansvilleEmployment lawyer gathers with regard to the employee’s claims and the employer’s defenses. In addition to evidence, two considerations that need to be addressed are the employer’s financial resources and the employer’s litigation philosophy. Financial Resources In part, whether an individual has a […]

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Determining Whether There Was Retaliation

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Retaliation is unlawful Your Evansville Employment attorney will assure you that Title VII and all state anti-discrimination statutes disallow retaliation against any person who advocates against an unlawful employment practice or becomes involved in any governmental investigation or action protected under Title VII or related state statute. Adverse employment action In a retaliation case, your […]

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The “Size Factor” in Employment Law Cases

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One of the most important factors that an Evansville Employment lawyer must consider in determining the strength of an employment claim is the size of the employer. There are two reasons why the size of the company is important: 1. Title VII Limitations Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, […]

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Direct Evidence of Retaliatory Motive

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If you have taken a legally protected action as an employee, your employer is forbidden to retaliate or punish you in any way as a response to those actions. If you are illegally punished for exercising your rights, your Evansville Employment attorney must prove the retaliatory intent behind your employer’s actions. Direct evidence So far, the Supreme […]

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Reinstatement Offers – To Accept or Not To Accept

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It is uncommon practice for defending employers in an employment law claim to approach the former plaintiff-employee with an offer of reinstatement.  However, it does happen sometimes.  Before making a decision on such offers, it is imperative to first consult with an Evansvilleemployment attorney. More often that not, when the employer makes such an offer, the […]

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Exercising Discretion while Discussing your Employment Case

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Never discuss your case through your employer’s communication machines It’s common for many employees to unwittingly use their employer’s telephones, fax machines, and even e-mail accounts to discuss their cases. Your Evansville employment attorney will strongly advise against this behavior, since all incoming and outgoing telephone calls, faxes, emails are either stored by the communication […]

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How the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Benefits your Employer

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Employers can and have used the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as leverage in an employment lawsuit. You must heed yourEvansvilleemployment attorney’s warnings about not accessing the employer’s computer without authorization. Employers use a federal fraud law to intimidate employees Your Evansville employment attorney may anticipate your employer’s use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse […]