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Can You Get Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thatcher logo.jpgWith all the furor over Facebook privacy concerns and the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies quickly took steps to revise or reaffirm their privacy policies. You probably received countless emails about privacy policy changes based on these events.

Does The ADEA Prohibit All Discrimination Against Job Applicants?

Thatcher logo.jpgThe Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against workers 40 and over. While the law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, it is unclear whether the ADEA prohibits a certain type of discrimination called "disparate impact" discrimination in hiring. One federal court ruled that it does not. Now, a second federal court has ruled the opposite.

Can A Maryland Employer Be Sued For Giving A Bad Reference?

Thatcher logo.jpgIf you have ever had to fire an employee, you may have wondered just what to say when the call comes asking for a reference for a prospective employer. Sometimes, it wouldn't be fair to withhold negative information from that employer. Are you opening yourself up to liability based on what you say?

It Didn't Happen At Work -- Can My Boss Fire Me Anyway?

Thatcher logo.jpgIf you think your employer can't fire you for saying or doing something outside the workplace, you may be wrong. In fact, it is quite possible that you can be fired for things you do even when you are off the clock -- although there are some very important exceptions to this rule.

After FMLA Runs Out, Can You Get Additional Leave Under The ADA?

Thatcher logo.jpgThe Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to grant reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your job if you take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for yourself, a family member, or a new baby. If you have a disability and have taken all 12 weeks of FMLA leave, can your employer fire you if you need more time -- or would the extra time be considered a reasonable accommodation?

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