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Failure to Inform Can Provide Basis for Retaliation Charge
Failure to Inform Can Provide Basis for Retaliation Charge

Under VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee because the employee participated in an investigation or lawsuit for protected conduct, such as complaining of sexual harassment [1]. In Volling v. Kurtz Paramedic ...

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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Recent Favorable Ruling Regarding Employer's Duty to Accommodate

    Under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, when an employee is disabled, the employee and employer must collaborate in good faith to determine ...

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  • Federal Court Decision Clarifies Employment Discrimination Evidence Standards

    Last month, the 7th U.S Court of Appeals clarified evidentiary standards used in discrimination cases, rectifying long held misunderstandings as to ...

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  • Attorney Fern Trevino is among the Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Law Attorney in Illinois

    Leading Lawyers Magazine, a popular legal publication in Illinois, has named Attorney Fern Trevino within the Top 10 Plaintiff’s Employment Law ...

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  • Major Change in the Law Entitles More Employees to Overtime Pay

    The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced changes to the standards used to determine which employees are entitled to overtime ...

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  • Press Pause on Recording in the Workplace

    The Law Offices of Fern Trevino often receives calls from prospective clients who possess “evidence” in the form of recorded conversations with a boss ...

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  • Another Option for Victims of Pregnancy Discrimination: The Updates to the Illinois Human Rights Act

    In January 2015, the Illinois legislature updated the Illinois Human Rights Act (“the Act”) to provide much greater protection to women facing ...

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