“What to Expect During Your Employment Law Dispute” – Part 5: Mediation

The Local Civil Rules for the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina require that all civil cases be mediated with prior to trial. As many, if not most, types of employment cases are litigated in the federal courts, there is a good chance that you will...

Upcoming Series: What To Expect During Your Employment Law Dispute – Part 1: EEOC

For the next several series of blog posts, I am going to be discussing what you should expect to happen after you hire a lawyer for your employment law dispute (excluding federal employees).  The series will be divided into six parts: Part 1:  EEOC Proceedings Part 2:...

How To Hire a Law Firm For your Employment Law Dispute

At Falls Legal we often receive questions from employees about various types of employment law issues.  These questions generally involve an employee who is experiencing a problem at work.  I find that preparing potential clients for the types of information we need...

Supreme Court to Determine whether Pregnant Employees are Entitled to Reasonable Accommodations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The United States Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on the case of Young v. UPS on December 3rd. The case involves the question of whether pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act similar to...

When a Hostile Work Environment is not Really a “Hostile Work Environment”

In employment law, the phrase “hostile work environment” is an often misunderstood concept. We often receive calls from people claiming that their boss is a true jerk who screams at everyone and has everyone at work constantly on edge because they never...