Employment Law

Can I Be Denied A Promotion Because My Spouse Works With Me?

Can I Be Denied A Promotion Because My Spouse Works With Me?

Can my employer discriminate against me because I'm married to a coworker?

You're up for a promotion but they won't consider you because your spouse works there. What are your rights? Our employment law expert answers this question Read More »

Tick, Tock: Company Times Bathroom Breaks

Tick, Tock: Company Times Bathroom Breaks

6-minute daily limit monitored by swipe card system

Would you be on board with timed bathroom breaks at the office? WaterSaver is timing worker bathroom breaks in an attempt to increase productivity. Read More »

Do I Have To Put Up With Sexual Harassment By A Customer?

Do I Have To Put Up With Sexual Harassment By A Customer?

Employers are liable if they don't stop harassment that's reported

You have a customer or patient at work who sexually harasses you and your employer won't stop it. What to do? Our employment law expert explains your rights Read More »

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can an employer change appearance rules after you are hired?

Your appearance was fine until your employer changed the dress code. Now it isn't. Is that legal? Our employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Pay for Contraception

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Pay for Contraception

New ruling expands the definition of a corporation as a person

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that closely-held companies controlled by religious people could refuse to pay for some forms of contraception. Read More »

Can I Be Fired For Something My Spouse Did?

Can I Be Fired For Something My Spouse Did?

Can my employer hold me guilty by association at work?

Your spouse screws up at work. The boss is mad. Can you be fired? Are you guilty by association? Our employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

Are 9 Sexual Harassment Cases And A Naked Dancing Video Cause For Firing? Maybe Not

Are 9 Sexual Harassment Cases And A Naked Dancing Video Cause For Firing? Maybe Not

Dov Charney’s Firing From American Apparel May Not Be For Cause

American Apparel's CEO was ousted last week. Was his naked dancing video behind the firing? His 9 sexual harassment cases? Or something even dirtier? Read More »

Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?

Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?

Working for a Native American tribe has unique aspects

Working for a tribe can be lucrative, but do you have any rights under employment laws? Our resident employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

How Do I Prove Sexual Harassment?

How Do I Prove Sexual Harassment?

8 steps you can take if you are being sexually harassed at work

If you're being sexually harassed at work, it may be your word against the harasser's. Our employment law expert tells you how to prove sexual harassment. Read More »

Can My Employer Ban Me From Speaking Spanish To Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Ban Me From Speaking Spanish To Co-Workers?

Are English-only workplace policies legal?

An AOL Jobs reader is ordered to stop speaking Spanish to her coworker. Are English-only workplace rules legal? Our resident employment law expert explains. Read More »

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

On wages, hours, unpaid Internships and breaks

Getting paid (or getting a learning experience) are the reasons you took that summer job or internship, right? Learn about how to get paid, hours and breaks Read More »

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

New to the world of work? Know your legal rights

If you're a teen or young adult entering the workplace, know your rights at work. Our resident employment law expert explains what laws protect you. Read More »

What Every Teen (And Parent) Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment At Work

What Every Teen (And Parent) Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment At Work

Workplace lessons high schools and colleges don't teach

If you're entering the workplace this summer (or are a parent of someone who is) then you must learn about sexual harassment. Here's what you need to know. Read More »

AOL Jobs Readers Change The World! ObamaCare COBRA Gap Fixed

AOL Jobs Readers Change The World! ObamaCare COBRA Gap Fixed

Affordable Care Act gap got attention, with help from you!

Who says you can't change the world? Not AOL Jobs' readers or our resident employment law expert. With your help, we got a gap in ObamaCare fixed. Read More »

Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

What an illegally harassed human resources professional can do

If you're harassed at work, you're supposed to report it to HR. But what if you're HR? Our employment expert advises what to do when HR is the victim. Read More »

Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Railroad company to pay $85,000 in damages

Union Pacific Co. has been ordered to reinstate an employee who, in violation of whistleblower protection laws, was fired after reporting an injury. Read More »

Can My Employer Tell Me Where To Live?

Can My Employer Tell Me Where To Live?

Is discrimination based on where you live illegal?

An AOL Jobs reader asks whether a boss can make her daughter move closer after 2years of commuting. Our resident employment law expert explains her rights. Read More »

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

In 21 states discrimination against smokers is legal

While many states ban discrimination against smokers, 21 states still permit employers to invade employee privacy. What are your rights in your state? Read More »

France: Bosses Banned From Emailing Employees After 6PM

France: Bosses Banned From Emailing Employees After 6PM

Country says "Non!" to after hours work

French workers in the IT sector won't have to worry about their bosses bugging them after 6pm, as a new Trade Union deal bans after-hours emails. Read More »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

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