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Is your work stress a sign of a serious legal problem?

Whether you are one of the few, lucky New York residents who absolutely loves what you do for a living, or merely tolerate it because you hoped your job would be stepping stone toward a larger dream, in either case, going to work should not negatively affect your health and well-being. You may not get along with every one of your co-workers and may even lock horns with your boss from time to time, but overall, your work environment should not place you at risk for harm.

Federal False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to take action

When a person suspects that wrongdoing may be occurring at his or her place of employment, it can take a considerable amount of courage to speak up. In many cases, employees may fear retaliation from their employers if they file a report about their concerns. Unfortunately, this type of action could occur, but the Federal False Claims Act offers protections for whistleblowers.

Speaking out against religious discrimination in the workplace

In the United States, every individual has the right to freedom of religion or the right to refrain from any organized religious practice if he or she chooses. This right carries over into the workplace as well, but unfortunately, various types of religious discrimination still affect New York workers.

New York workers may suffer from FMLA violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act often acts as a lifesaver for many individuals who have medical issues themselves or who have family members with such issues. Though the FMLA protects workers who qualify for extended leave, some employees could face difficulties if their employers do not adhere to the stipulations of the act. In many cases, violations of these protections can lead to employees suffering negative impacts.

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