| Read Time: 3 minutes | Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigation Process in Arizona

Conflict is an unavoidable part of any working environment. However, some employers can’t dismiss workplace disputes as part of the typical cost of doing business. When serious violations of company policy or potential legal misconduct arise, organizations need to be prepared to protect themselves and their employees. The workplace investigation process aims to establish the facts and help employers...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Sexual Harassment

What Laws Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment in Arizona

Critical state and federal regulations protect Grand Canyon State personnel from workplace sexual harassment. You may wonder, What laws protect employees from sexual harassment in Arizona? Keep reading to learn about these pertinent regulations, an employer’s responsibility to follow them, and how to file a sexual harassment claim. What Are Federal Laws That Protect from Sexual Harassment? The cornerstone...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Discrimination

How to File a Racial Discrimination Complaint in Arizona

Not all is fair in business, and not all business practices are legal. The illegal business practice we want to discuss today is racial discrimination in the workplace. Whether you are currently working or seeking a job, an employer cannot withhold work or work benefits from you or mistreat you because of your race. Below, we summarize how to...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Unpaid Wages

What Damages Can I Recover for Unpaid Wages in Arizona?

Arizona workers are entitled to fair compensation for their labor. When employers fail to honor this fundamental right, employees can seek damages for unpaid wages, including backpay, interest, and penalties. Keep reading to learn about the types of recoverable damages available and the steps you can take to ensure a successful claim. While the process may seem daunting, knowing...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Wrongful Termination

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Arizona?

Most employees invest significant time and energy in their careers. They strive to excel and contribute to their company environment while climbing the employment ladder. So, what happens when an employee’s dedication results in a sudden and unjust employment termination? If your employer fired you in violation of your employee contract, for discriminatory reasons, in retaliation for adhering to...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Sexual Harassment

What Is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Quid pro quo sexual harassment is one of several types of sexual harassment in Arizona. It refers primarily to situations where someone in your workplace offers you a benefit (or threatens harm) to get sexual favors from you. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Arizona Law 41-1463 work together to forbid all kinds of sexual...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Sexual Harassment

Common Examples of Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment of any kind has no place at work. But according to a 2018 survey, 81% of women and 43% of men experience some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. Despite this, many instances of sexual harassment go unreported. And while some actions are obviously inappropriate, today sexual harassment can take on more subtle forms. So what is...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Hostile Work Environment

How to File a Hostile Work Environment Claim in Arizona

Navigating a hostile work environment in Arizona requires understanding your rights and the filing process. This guide outlines steps for both federal and state claims. Key Takeaways If you’re reading this page, you’re likely experiencing upsetting and traumatizing behavior from others at work. Maybe your boss is excluding you from meetings or ridiculing you. Or perhaps your co-workers are...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | False Claims Act

What Is the False Claims Act in Healthcare?

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a unique federal statute that allows the US government to recover funds from people who have defrauded it. A special provision in the FCA allows private individuals to sue on the government’s behalf and even share in the recovery. The healthcare industry accounts for the majority of FCA cases, and private individuals are...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Wrongful Termination

Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination in Arizona?

Many Arizonians spend much of their day working from home, an office, or a bustling service-oriented location. In the best circumstances, workplaces empower professional growth and development. Unfortunately, workplaces can also breed legal disputes, particularly regarding wrongful termination. When an employer fires an employee unlawfully, the employee’s first question is often, Can you sue for wrongful termination in Arizona?...

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