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December 2014 Archives

Is Favoritism in the Workplace Discrimination?

The idea of working your way to the top is a big part of the American Dream. The idea is that no matter where you start, with hard work and a little pluck, you too can get that corner office someday. However, things don't always work out that way. Especially discouraging is when you are working just as hard-or harder-than your coworkers and get overlooked. Maybe it's because you don't take enough credit. Or maybe your coworker really is just knocking it out of the park. But sometimes, it's just favoritism. Favoritism can feel a lot like discrimination in that it's not fair treatment. But when does favoritism become discrimination?

Am I Allowed to See my Personnel File?

You may remember being threatened with misdeeds going on your "permanent record" when you were in grade school. The permanent record wasn't something you ever saw, but it carried an indescribable heavy importance and the threat to your future was clear.

Timeline of a Personal Injury Case

It may be intimidating to schedule a consultation with an attorney if you've never been involved in a court case. When you meet with an attorney regarding a personal injury case, it doesn't mean you will have to appear in court. In fact, it's likely that you will never even see the inside of a courtroom, since most personal injury cases are settled out of court.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice comes in many forms. It can happen because of something a doctor did to you or didn't do to you. It can be because of something a doctor said or something they didn't say. That doesn't mean that everything a doctor does is potential for a malpractice lawsuit. Only if an action or lack of action meets specific criteria can you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Can I Be Filmed at Work?

Many retail stores and distribution companies have surveillance systems to provide security for merchandise and inventory and to protect against theft. But what happens when those cameras are trained on employees to make sure they are on task and on schedule?

Can You Sue for Malpractice After Being Injured by a Cruise Ship Doctor?

Cruise ships are like cities on the sea-cities that are not beholden to traditional U.S. laws. Cruise ships operate under maritime law, and this fact has enabled major cruise lines to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits when vacationers receive poor medical treatment aboard one of their ships.