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Wrongful Termination

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 …

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N.H. WRONGFUL TERMINATION: WHAT DOES “AT-WILL” EMPLOYMENT MEAN? – PART II

By Jason R.L. Major – New Hampshire Employment Lawyer
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 …

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ARE YOU CONSTRUCTIVELY DISCHARGED IF YOU STILL HOLD YOUR TITLE AND A NOMINAL SALARY FROM YOUR FORMER JOB?

Anna Tilton and Andrew Christie were elected Registers of Probate in two of New Hampshire’s counties in 2010. On May 27, 2011, the Legislature enacted a new law that essentially stripped the Registers of responsibility for their jobs and cut …

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GENDER DISCRIMINATION – SHOULD I COPY AND TAKE DOCUMENTATION?

You know that you are about to be fired. You suspect the firing is motivated by your supervisor’s hostility toward you as a woman. You have seen company documents that you believe prove that your company is involved in widespread gender …

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IF YOU ARE A WITNESS IN AN EMPLOYMENT CASE, ARE YOU PROTECTED FROM RETALIATION?

If you are the employee who is making a complaint about unlawful discrimination or blowing the whistle on some other form of unlawful activity at the workplace, the law protects you from retaliation from your employer. However, what protection do …

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WRONGFUL TERMINATION: DON’T GET THE LAST WORD!

Getting fired is a traumatic event, particularly when you feel the reason for the firing is unjust.  The wronged employee, understandably, often feels a temptation to “vent”–to tell his supervisor what he really thinks of him, or to send a …

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Several attorneys filed suit against the State recently to try to obtain proper funding for our judicial system.  It is broken and I could not sit idly by and let it be gutted by excessive legislative budget cuts so I joined in as counsel.

Each …

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MEDIATION: WILL IT SETTLE MY CASE?

If you are contemplating a lawsuit, or perhaps just filed one, you have probably heard that the court requires the parties to “mediate” the case.  What is mediation, and is it something you want to take part in?

Mediation is a type of …

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EMPLOYEES BEWARE OF YOUR E-MAILS

E-mail is both a blessing and a curse.  It is a blessing because it is such an efficient way to communicate, substantially reducing those annoying games of telephone tag that employees often had to play in the not-so-distant past, when e-mail was …

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BEWARE OF SHARING PRIVATE INFORMATION AT WORKPLACE

Do you regard your fellow employees as your friends?  Do you chat with them during the workday regarding details of your personal life?  Do you sometimes socialize with them after work and talk about personal matters?

If so, consider changing …

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