An Alabama Woman Says She Found a Noose After Reporting Racism at Work
Lawson-McCants v. National Mentor Heathcare, LLC, Case No. 2:21-cv-01305-SGC (Ala. N.D. 2022) A Black therapist in Alabama filed a lawsuit this week accusing her employer of retaliation in a horrific saga involving an allegedly racist co-worker that she says culminated with the discovery of a noose at her home. YOU CAN READ THE FULL STORY @ THE
Are you aware of these 2 employment visa requirements?
Employment visas serve an important purpose in the United States. These are a way for the country to tap into the skills and knowledge from other countries. They also give individuals from other countries a chance to experience life in the U.S. There are several things that might be necessary to obtain an employment visa
To hire foreign workers, employers must seek labor certification
Going outside of America to supplement the pool of qualified workers for companies is nothing new. Many business owners in Birmingham, Alabama, have already discovered the value of employing skilled foreign nationals. Nonetheless, the first obligation of the government is to protect the employment rights of American citizens. As such, immigration laws require you to
Ageism and sexism often overlap for female professionals
In theory, modern employers cannot discriminate against workers for protected characteristics, including personal traits over which an individual has no control. You cannot choose whether you are born as a woman or a man, nor do you choose when your parents bring you into this world. As such, you should not have to worry about
Can you check your work email when you’re off the clock?
Email is a primary form of communication in many businesses. While phone calls were at one point, the traceable trail that comes with email makes it preferable. Employees may have email addresses from their company that they can check from anywhere. Many keep their work email accounts on their personal computer or phone. However, there
Timing can help you prove employment actions are retaliation
The company that employs you could fire you for just about any reason. Alabama’s employment laws make it an at-will state, allowing both employer and employee to quickly sever the employment relationship without legal or financial repercussions. However, companies may still choose to protect themselves with a formal discipline policy to avoid allegations of wrongful
Employment-based immigration: Are you eligible?
There are various ways of obtaining permanent resident status in the US, and one of them is through employment. However, not all jobs are considered eligible. Therefore, getting an offer does not necessarily mean that you will secure permanent residence. Outlined below are some of the key considerations that go into approving an employment-based application
When customers sexually harass workers, employers need to act
Ask any waitress who has ever labored in an Alabama diner about the perils of on-the-job sexual harassment and you will likely get a laundry list of incidents that were perpetrated by managers and co-workers. The hard-working wait staff at restaurants frequently have to put up with unwanted comments about their appearance and — even
Is everybody protected against racial discrimination?
When you think about racism, you may imagine people of color who struggle with unfair biases due to the color of their skin. While that is who is most often affected by racial discrimination, the law actually does protect people of all colors against unfair treatment due to the color of their skin. According to
Can your public display of affection cause problems at work?
You and your coworker have known each other for a long time, so it wasn’t surprising when you decided to start dating. Outside of work, you’ve been discussing moving in together and the kind of life you’d like to learn with one another. In the workplace, you occasionally hug or kiss, but you never thought