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  • Verbal and Written Warnings: 4 Things to Know

    Mar 1, 2018

    Verbal and written warnings are a head’s up from your employer that all is not well. If you’ve received a verbal or written warning, you may be anxious about your job.  Here are four things you should know if you’ve received a verbal or written warning or a performance improvement plan. warnings 1.Verbal and Written Warnings May be Progressive Discipline Many companies have written policies that include verbal and written warnings.  These policies are often contained in handbooks.  Employers typically use what’s known as “progressive discipline” to

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  • Sexual Harassment Laws Need to Change

    Oct 25, 2017

    Sexual Harassment Time Frames for Filing Sexual harassment laws need to change to protect victims of sexual harassment.  Currently, victims have a very short time frame for filing claims.  The statute of limitations is only 180 calendar days for filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“ EEOC”) or 300 calendar days if a state agency enforces a law that prohibits sexual harassment on the same basis. These limited time frames include weekends and holidays in the calculation. The time frame for filing with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) is

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