Top 10 Workplace Dispute Articles

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Top 10 Workplace Dispute Articles

Americans are regularly bombarded with examples of hostile work environments in TV shows like The Office and the books like The Devil Wears Prada. These pop culture references are a direct reflection of how common hostile work environments are in our daily lives.

Our legal system enforces a number of laws to address workplace disputes. As an introduction to these laws, here are the Top 10 articles about workplace disputes from the LegalMatch Law Library.

1. Hostile Work Environment Harassment Lawyers

If an office bully is making your work life a living hell, the company you work for may have a responsibility to step in and put an end to the harassment. If you are curious as to whether your employer is legally responsible for stepping in and protecting your from your work place bully, you should read this article.

2. Unfair Termination: What Is Unfair?

In movies and books, employees are fired for stupid reasons all the time, such as one of Miranda Priestly’s assistants being fired for letting a phone call go to voicemail while going to the bathroom in The Devil Wears Prada. Unfortunately, employers regularly fire employees for unfathomable reasons in real life as well, which may be illegal depending on a number of factors which are explained in this article.

3. False Sexual Harassment Claim Lawyers

One of the quickest ways to ruin a person’s professional and social reputations is to accuse them of sexual harassment in the work place. If you have been falsely accused of sexually harassing another person in your workplace, you should consult this article to find out how to mitigate the harm that may be caused by the allegations.

4. Workplace Dispute Lawyers

Plots for movies, television shows, books, and even comic strips frequently feature problems and disputes in the workplace, including "Dilbert" and The Nanny Diaries. The reason why this type of plot is so popular is that it is very relatable. Frequently, people who are involved in a workplace dispute do not know how to handle the situation, which is why this article provides a step-by-step guide for dealing with a workplace dispute.

5. Work Product Disputes

Whenever someone pours blood, sweat, and tears into creating something, he generally feels a sense of ownership over the creation. However, when a person creates an item for his employer, he may not have a claim to ownership.

6. Employee Handbooks and Workplace Disputes

Employee handbooks are like a set of instructions: most people just dive in to the task at hand without bothering to read a single word. However, as reviewed in this article, employee handbooks contain a wealth of important knowledge for employees.

7. State Employment Disputes

State departments such as DMV aren’t terribly famous for providing optimal work environments and employment disputes are regular occurrences. Fortunately, there are a number of laws and policies in place to remedy such workplace disputes. If you work for a state government and are confused as to what to do or where to look for information as to how to handle a workplace dispute, you need to read this article.

8. State Action to Pursue Employment Disputes

States seem to have a government agency for everything. Oklahoma even has a state agency for a commercial spaceport and space tourism. Not every state government has a state agency for space tourism, but all state governments do have a state agency to resolve workplace disputes for other state agencies. This article demystifies what a state agency devoted to workplace disputes actually does and what you can expect from bringing your state government workplace dispute to it.

9. Workplace Bullying Lawyers

Workplace bullies are a serious matter, even if they are constantly considered to be comedic fodder like Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" movies. Learn more about what may classify as bullying in the workplace and what can be done to put an end to it by reading this article.

10. Workplace Smoking Laws

The United States is a more health-conscious place than the country portrayed during the first season of Mad Men, where every office seems to have overflowing ash trays and half-empty decanters of whisky. Today, many workplaces and states have policies and statutes governing employees’ ability to smoke at the workplace.

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Last Modified: 10-25-2013 12:20 PM PDT

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