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The Harassment Victim’s Dilemma – Complain or Move On?

September 12, 2012 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. More than 20 years ago, Anita Hill spoke up about the sexual harassment she experienced while working with Clarence Thomas.  The popular commentary of the time was that no woman would complain about sexual harassment after seeing the way Hill was treated at the Congressional hearings.  All…

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On Women’s Equality Day, Calling Attention to Unequal Remedies for Gender Discrimination.

August 21, 2015 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. 95 years ago next week, women gained the right to vote, on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law. “Women’s Equality Day” is a day each year on which the United States President, though a proclamation, commemorates the granting of the…

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Wage Theft is a Crime: Law Enforcement and Victims’ Rights

December 1, 2015 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. In my practice, I often represent workers who have wage claims related to unpaid bonuses, sales commissions, or severance pay. In those cases, I had not considered the employer’s failure to pay those wages as “theft,” since the disputes are often based on different interpretations of an…

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The Law Behind the Waldron Mercy Academy Firing

July 21, 2015 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. In June 2015, Waldron Mercy Academy, a private Catholic school, elected not to renew the employment agreement for Margie Winters, its Director of Religious Education. In communications to teachers and parents, which have since been reported in the press, the school implicitly confirmed that the termination of…

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Tempted to Use Your Smartphone to Record Your Boss at Work?  Be Careful!

August 7, 2015 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. Have you ever had the urge to record a meeting with your boss, or a confrontation with a co-worker? Depending on how you make the recording, doing so may be illegal. The Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (the “Wiretapping Act”) imposes civil and criminal penalties…

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Resign in Lieu of Termination?

January 25, 2015 by Julie A. Uebler, Esq. I was called into my supervisor’s office, and told that I was being let go for alleged performance issues, including the recent loss of one of my key clients. My supervisor said she would tell people I left voluntarily if I wanted to resign in lieu of…

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