Dec 28, 2012

You’re Fired – Too Attractive so Employee Can be Fired

By C. Kevin Leonard – New Hampshire Employment Attorney How would you answer if you were asked is it illegal for an employer to fire a female employee who has engaged in no wrongdoing but the boss views the employee …

Dec 06, 2012

Can I Get a Copy of My Personnel File?

By Benjamin T. King – New Hampshire Employment Attorney What does your employer do with any “write-ups” your employer may give you? Generally, the employer places write-ups in your personnel file. Your personnel file is a file that the employer …

Dec 04, 2012

N.H. Wrongful Termination: What Does “At-Will” Employment Mean? Part II

So what rights do you have as an “at-will” employee, if your boss can terminate you arbitrarily for no reason at all? Even at-will employees are protected by certain exceptions to the “at-will” rule, and also by specific State and …

Nov 20, 2012

CAN AN EMPLOYER USE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS?

By C. Kevin Leonard – New Hampshire Employment Attorney Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its enforcement guidance on an employer’s use of arrest and criminal records: Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in …

Nov 06, 2012

WINNING IN AN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CASE

By Benjamin T. King — New Hampshire Employment Lawyer In an employment case, like many cases, a witness’ credibility is important to winning a case. Your supervisor, or a co-employee, makes an obnoxious sexual comment to you or makes some …

Oct 22, 2012

CAN A UNION MEMBER BRING A DISCRIMINATION CLAIM IN COURT?

By Charles G. Douglas – Concord, New Hampshire Employment Law Attorney One of the issues that have come up in recent years involves Title VII discrimination claims and whether a union collective bargaining agreement or CBA prevents such a discrimination …

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