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Can You Terminate an Employee Solely for Poor Performance?

As an employer, one of the most distasteful parts of your job is when you have to terminate an employee. There are many reasons that employees may need to be terminated, but poor job performance tends to be at the...

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What Are the Forms of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment was once hidden and sometimes accepted form of discrimination. But due to a number of high-profile cases coming to light over the past few years and the recent #MeToo movement, victims of sexual harassment have found a voice....

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Employers Have Broad Leeway To Fire Capitol Rioters

Joyce Smithey Interview by Employment Authority Several businesses have already cut ties with workers who took part in Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and while sacking someone for something they did outside of work could give…Read More

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Capitol Melee Raises Question Of Worker Pay In Lockdown

Joyce Smithey Interview by Employment Authority Many questions continue to swirl after an armed mob forced a lockdown Wednesday on Capitol Hill, including whether workers should get paid for the time they spent sheltering during the emergency….Read More

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LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in MD: What You Need to Know

In recent years, great strides have been made toward granting the LGBTQ community equal rights under the law. Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 began the fight decades ago by establishing a prohibition on discrimination against individuals...

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Remote Working: What Employers Should Consider

Telecommuting or working from home has been a growing movement in recent years. Many employers have found that they can cut costs as well as increase productivity by letting certain employees work from home. For their part, many employees embrace...

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What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Maryland

If you have been fired for what you feel is an unjust reason, you may wonder if there is legal action you can take to help get your job back or to compensate you for the wages you lost while...

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How to Deal with Sexual Harassment from a Coworker

Although sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, the fact that it continues to be an issue in America may be surprising to some in the light of things like the #MeToo movement and other high-profile cases of recent...

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What Are the Types of Workplace Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, set the bar in the United States when it comes to discrimination in the workplace. This ground-breaking law made it illegal to discriminate against certain groups of people in any sort of...

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