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Severance Agreements – What to Expect

In an average week, I often review as many as six (6) severance or similar agreements. The primary question that is posed during such consultations is: should I sign the agreement? That is not a question that I can answer because it is in not a legal question. It is a...

Unlawful employment retaliation

As I have mentioned before, most states including North Carolina and Tennessee follow the legal doctrine of employment-at-will.  That doctrine holds that an employee can be terminated (fired) at any time for any reason with no legal liability for the employer.  An...

Non-Compete

Do you have a problem with a non-compete agreement that you have already signed?  Has your employer or a prospective presented you with a non-compete agreement? Contrary to popular belief non-complete agreements (also referred to as covenants not to compete or...

When do I file with the EEOC?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors.  Initially, though, you need to find out whether the EEOC (which stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has jurisdiction.  The EEOC enforces workplace discrimination laws which prohibit...

Is all workplace discrimination unlawful?

Nearly everyday, I speak to employees who are suffering from workplace discrimination. Many have very sympathetic tales of being treated differently that co-workers for a variety of reasons.  All ask the same question:  How do I file a workplace discrimination claim...