In Lindsey v. Bio-Medical Applications, the Fifth Circuit recently addressed the difference between “real deadlines” and “hortatory deadlines” in an FMLA Retaliation case.
I often receive calls from people who feel discriminated against or harassed at their workplace, and want to know their options. They often ask if they can resign and then sue the employer. Sometimes, they have already resigned and want to pursue legal action immediately. Whether you can resign your job and still sue is … Read more
If your company has been served with an EEOC charge, your first question is probably: do I need to hire an EEOC lawyer? Many employers, in an attempt to save money, take a DIY approach in responding to EEOC charges. However, an business owner without any background in employment may quickly find himself in too … Read more
As discussed in the prior articles, the federal False Claims Act (FCA) only applies to fraudulent claims made against the federal government. The FCA does not cover fraud in state or local government contracts. In order to fill that gap, many state governments have enacted their own versions of the FCA to encourage whistleblowers. The closest analog … Read more