OLDER WORKER THINKS HIRING PROCESS DISCRIMINATED QUESTION: I’m 57, well-qualified and experienced, and looking for a job – but I can’t even get an interview.
OLDER WORKER THINKS HIRING PROCESS DISCRIMINATED QUESTION: I’m 57, well-qualified and experienced, and looking for a job – but I can’t even get an interview. I believe a lot of the firms I apply to discriminate against “older” applicants. Sometimes it’s pretty clear from the job description, that the employer is only interested in younger workers (the posting will say» Read more
SEXUAL HARASSMENT SOMETIMES HARD TO DEFINE QUESTION: With all the talk of sexual harassment and the #MeToo Movement, I’m afraid to interact with women at work, in case I somehow offend them. How can I make sure that normal office behavior isn’t somehow seen as sexual harassment? ANSWER: Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new problem, but increased» Read more
ATTORNEY DANIEL A. GWINN TO SPEAK AT PFLAG GROSSE POINTE “You can be married on Sunday and fired for that same act on Monday,” said attorney Daniel A. Gwinn, noting the current paradox affecting LGBTQ people. The friction between the Supreme Court’s recognition of marriage rights of LGBTQ people and the lack of protection from employment discrimination because of orientation» Read more
NO WAY OUT? BOSS THREATENS TO SUE WORKER IF HE LEAVES FOR BETTER JOB QUESTION: I work as an aide at a home health agency. I haven’t had a raise in two years, so I started looking around for another job. I was offered a similar position at a different agency a couple of weeks ago. When I went to» Read more
SOMEONE HAS TO GO – OK TO LAYOFF WORKER WHO RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY AND WON’T FEEL THE PAIN AS MUCH?! QUESTION: Our sales were way down last year, so we have to lay off a couple of workers. It’s a really hard decision. One of our long-term employees started receiving social security retirement benefits a few years back – and» Read more
MY FIANCEE COMPLAINED, BUT I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS FIRED! QUESTION: My fiancée and I work for the same company. Last year she complained to management about a co-worker who had been harassing her — he touched her when she walked by his desk and talked about women in a really offensive way in her presence. The company did» Read more
WHEN WE DIE BUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE DOESN’T: SOCIAL MEDIA’S EVERLASTING LIFE QUESTION: My best friend died unexpectedly last spring. It has been hard to adjust to his being gone — and even harder since I am constantly reminded of him when I’m on Facebook. His picture keeps popping up online as someone I might know. Is there a way» Read more
WE CREATED A TRUST, BUT WE’RE STILL PAYING FOR PROBATE – WHY? QUESTION: My parents wanted to put all their assets in a trust for me and my siblings, so that when they passed, the property would not have to go through probate. My father had suffered a major heart attack and – understandably – we all believed our younger» Read more
WHAT’S IN A NAME? ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB QUESTION: I am a highly qualified, intelligent woman with a degree from a first-class public university. My friends, with similar backgrounds and resumes, have all found jobs. I can’t even get an interview. I think the reason could be my name – my family is of Chinese descent, and» Read more
TRUMP NOMINEES TO THE SUPREME COURT SIGNIFY BIG CHANGES TO EXISTING AND DEVELOPING LAW, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.
SPECIAL EDITION OF: ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law GWINN LEGAL PLLC 901 Wilshire Drive, Suite 550 Troy, MI 48084 (248) 247-3300 (248) 247-3310 facsimile email@example.com www.gwinnlegal.com WHAT HAPPENS TO SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON ABORTION, LGBT RIGHTS AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AS THE SUPREME COURT MAJORITY SHIFTS TO THE RIGHT?» Read more