Manuela Varela, Author at Shegerian Law
  • Coercion in the Workplace: Impact, Forms, and Solutions

    March 27, 2024

    The office is meant to be a safe space where professionalism reigns supreme. However, even in the workplace, abuse can be present. Employees abused by a colleague may see their performance compromised and even experience trauma. It’s even worse when someone high up the ranks is the abuser.Coercion or abuse can also pose severe consequences […]

  • A Helpful Guide to Managing Expatriate Employees in the Workplace

    March 12, 2024

    Having a multicultural workforce benefits companies. For this reason, more employers are outsourcing workers from other countries. Meanwhile, the U.S. is in-demand for its known career benefits, such as a wide range of job opportunities and employee career satisfaction.The expatriate culture in the U.S. continuously grows, with over 28.5 million foreign nationals working in the […]

  • Unemployment Benefits A Comprehensive Guide to How Unemployment Works

    March 6, 2024

    Losing a job can shock and create concerns about short and long-term finances. Unfortunately, this has been a trend since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The US unemployment rate went up from 3.8% in February 2020 to 13.0% in May 2020. By April 2020, the rate went up to 14.4%.With many businesses closing during […]

  • An Employee Guide to Navigating Termination Concerns

    October 19, 2023

    Photo courtesy of Faizal Ramli Every worker, at some point, will face uncertainties in their job. But when the looming cloud of potential termination overshadows you, being informed and prepared is crucial. Below, our friends at Cohen & Cohen provide a comprehensive guide for employees to ensure they’re well-armed against unjust dismissals.Knowledge is PowerYou’ve probably heard […]

  • My Employer Fired Me For Taking Medication For My Mental Health. Is This Legal?

    March 29, 2023

    Photo by EKATERINA  BOLOVTSOVAHave you wondered, “Can an employer fire you for taking prescribed medication?” The short answer is no. Taking prescribed medication at work shouldn’t hold you back from keeping a job. There are laws—the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—that protect you should you be fired for […]

  • What is Wage Discrimination and How Can I Prove It? – Shegerian Law

    March 21, 2023

    Fair compensation is arguably an essential facet of employment today. If wage discrimination in the workplace happens, the effects can negatively impact everyone. Employment discrimination laws exist to ensure all workers are compensated fairly for their work. Additionally, these legal mandates protect employees from wage discrimination due to bias against certain groups.Wage discrimination refers to several […]

  • Can My Employer Force Me to Retire Once I Reach a Certain Age?

    March 12, 2023

    Photo by Teona Swift A recent survey shows that most American employees think the best retirement age is between 60 and 65. Retiring at this age gives individuals the financial security to enjoy life while still relatively young.Nonetheless, depending on their income, some people retire earlier or later. The survey indicates that those making at […]

  • 6 Forms of Religious Discrimination at Work (And How to Address Them)

    March 8, 2023

    Photo by MonsteraReligion is one of the oldest proofs of human civilization. As such, it’s also one of the facets of existence to bring discourse and debate because of their origins and the culture and practices threaded into it. Fortunately, more and more people acknowledge the differences between all religions.However, while this is a positive […]

  • An Employee’s Comprehensive Guide to Employment Benefits

    December 26, 2022

    It’s a big world out there, which makes the prospect of job hunting, let alone getting a job, more daunting. Despite these challenges, being accepted to a position that aligns with your morals, career goals, education, and interests is a significant milestone for any aspiring professional. Earning a living opens you to a host of […]

  • What to Do When You Get Fired: A Detailed Guide

    December 11, 2022

    One of the notable lows during the pandemic was that many people lost their jobs involuntarily. Finding yourself unemployed in uncertain times will take a toll on your financial stability and even your physical and mental health.  There can be many reasons you’re on the hot seat, with the worst-case scenario being let go by […]