wrongfully terminated in kentucky

What To Do If You Think You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated in Kentucky

You should never be fired for an illegal or otherwise wrongful reason. If you think you were wrongfully terminated from your position, you have rights that you can exercise. By speaking with a qualified Kentucky wrongful termination lawyer, you can discover what rights you have and the next steps you should take. The skilled Kentucky…

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Deadlines for Filing a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in Kentucky

Under Kentucky law, there are strict guidelines for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit. If you believe you were fired for an illegal or discriminatory reason, you could be owed restoration of your job, financial compensation, and other potential remedies. Many people are fired due to their race, gender, sexual orientation, or for retaliatory purposes in…

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What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in Kentucky?

A hostile work environment can ruin your employment experience and make work incredibly stressful. You may suffer from oppressive workloads, intimidation tactics, and even verbal abuse. Other workers may discriminate against you or even physically threaten you. These situations and many others may constitute a hostile work environment in Kentucky. If you have experienced hostile…

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Everything You Need To Know About the U.S. Banning Non-Compete Agreements

The United States government is stepping into the continued controversy over non-compete agreements. The FTC issued a final Non-Compete Clause Rule on April 23, 2024. The rule becomes effective 120 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This significant development will impact businesses and employees across the country. Here, we explain what you…

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Can You Be Fired Without Cause in Kentucky?

Getting fired from a job is heartbreaking, stressful, and frightening. This is especially true if you did nothing wrong to deserve it. It might occur without warning and your employer may not give you a reason. The question is: do they have to? In Kentucky, you can be fired without cause because it is an…

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What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in Kentucky?

Kentucky is an “employee at will” doctrine state, but it is still possible to face wrongful termination. While an employer generally has the right to fire an employee at any time and for “any reason,” there are reasons that are impermissible under state and federal law. Employees still have limited protections against their employers, such…

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U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Child Labor Violations in Kentucky McDonald’s Franchises

In an era where workplace ethics and standards are under increasing scrutiny, recent investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor into violations committed by three McDonald’s franchisees in Kentucky clearly signal the critical need to safeguard the rights and well-being of young employees. The findings revealed a stark reality: minors, including 10-year-olds, were employed in…

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P. Stewart Abney Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® Award Recipient

Louisville, Kentucky, August 17, 2023 — Abney Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that P. Stewart Abney has been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to…

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The FTC's Proposed Ban on Non-Competition Agreements

In a move towards fostering a more equitable labor landscape, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a ban on non-competition agreements. The soonest the ban could go into effect is likely April 2024 when the FTC is expected to vote on the final version of the rule. Non-competition agreements, often simply referred to as…

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Abney Selected to Kentucky Super Lawyers List for the Second Consecutive Year.

P. Stewart Abney has been selected to the 2023 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Plaintiff’s Employment Law Litigation. This is Stewart’s second year of eligibility for the Super Lawyers list and his second year receiving the recognition. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research…

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