Your employment law claim is an asset that you must disclose if you file for bankruptcy.

Royal v. R&L Carriers Shared Services, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57416; 118 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 112 (E.D. Va., April 22, 2013) The plaintiff, Andre Royal, was an employee of the defendant, R&L Carriers Shared Services, L.L.C., until R&L terminated him on April 15, 2008. By January of 2009, Royal had filed a […]

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If you get fired because your health goes bad and you have to file for bankruptcy, you can still sue your employer over the firing. (Well, maybe.) But it doesn’t mean you’re going to win.

The ADA performs a number of laudatory functions, not the least of which is to protect disabled individuals from insidious discrimination by requiring employers to reasonably accommodate their disability. The law, however, cannot remedy every misfortune. It can only correct that which it prescribes to correct. Wilson v. Dollar General Corporation, ___ F.3d ___, 2013 […]

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Even if you think you have a good excuse, you can lose your rights if you sit on them too long.

Baldwin v. City of Greenboro, ___ F.3d ___ (4th Cir. May 6, 2013). In February of 2001, the City of Greensboro hired Oakley Dean Baldwin to serve as its Solid Waste Division Manager. In August of 2002, Mr. Baldwin told a supervisor, Jeryl Covington, that soon he would be called up to active duty with […]

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