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Walmart, world's largest employer, seeks to destroy more neighborhood stores

Walmart is the largest employer in the world and its employment practices have a great impact on many millions of people.  Having destroyed the mom and pop stores, Walmart is now going after neighborhood pharmacies like CVS and dollar stores like Dollar Tree according to news reports.  Walmart plans to open about 300 smaller stores it will call Neighborhood Markets and Walmart Express.  The expansion of Walmart's already giant footprint will no doubt leave more workers and employees out in the cold when it comes to employment benefits, hourly wages, disability accommodations, family medical leave requests and other rights granted to workers under federal and state law.

'Document everything' is good advice for job harassment victims

A young gay man recently wrote a letter to a columnist anonymously named, as many are, Amy. The young man described working in a hostile work environment created by a sexually harassing boss. Although the sexual harassment had been directed at women in the past, this man said that each day his boss was turning more of this harassment towards him as well.

Can I sue Walmart for wrongful termination?

Walmart is possibly the largest violator of employment laws in the United States. Walmart, by corporate plan and design, intentionally violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws enacted to protect disabled workers.  

Can an employee who quits sue for wrongful termination?

Employees who quit their jobs can sue for wrongful termination under the doctrine of constructive termination or discharge.  A constructive discharge occurs when working conditions become so intolerable that no reasonable person would be expected to continue.  When conditions become such that an employee is forced to quit, this is considered to be the same as an involuntary termination.

Can terminated employees receive unemployment insurance benefits?

I am commonly asked whether unemployment insurance benefits are available to employees that have been fired from their job.  In short, the termination must be for "wilfull misconduct" in order for unemployment insurance benefits to be denied. In other words, even if the employee is terminated for cause, unless the employee engaged in wilfull misconduct, benefits should not be denied.

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