A former Walmart business development director has filed a federal lawsuit against the retail giant. He claims that Walmart betrayed founder Sam Walton's principles of honesty and integrity -- and may have violated the law -- by pushing for "meteoric growth" in their e-commerce business. When the executive pointed out the wrongdoing, he says, he was fired.
When you are being investigated at work, how you should respond depends on why you are invovled. You may be investigated for possible criminal law violations, civil law or company policy violations. While a criminal law violation may result in jail time if you're accused of breaking a company policy you potentially may be disciplined including losing your job.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an important piece of federal legislation that ensures employees who must take time off from work for family or medical reasons will still have a job waiting for them when they return. The FMLA is one of the key laws protecting employees' rights. However, FMLA violations can and do happen, either because employers are unaware of their legal obligations or because they wilfully violate the law. Below is a look at a few examples of when employees may be able to file a claim against their employers under the FMLA.