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The EEOC web site has much information on this topic including summaries of close cases that have been decided in court. To determine whether allowing or continuing to permit an employee to pray, proselytize, or engage in other forms of religiously oriented expression in the workplace would pose an undue hardship, employers should consider the potential ...


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If this were English Language SE, I'd suggest "Hobson's choice" or "exploitative" (not making a judgment as to whether it actually is exploitative, just saying that "exploitative" describes how you feel about it), but since you are asking for a legal term, there's contract of adhesion, which is a contract that is presented with no negotiation allowed and an ...


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If I did not sign promotion bonus document, my career would be over. Is this duress? No. The premise is hardly true or even logical, and what you describe falls short of duress. Not every imbalance of bargain power implies duress. First, it seems that you could have declined the bonus, thereby preempting the sanction/remedy for leaving within 12 months. ...


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There are lots of reasons to register a company, but the law on corporation tax isn't one of them; as DaleM says in his answer you can just be a sole trader. However: As DaleM also says, having a company keeps personal and business assets separate. You really need to have that firewall. That way if something bad happens, like a lawsuit when your product ...


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You don’t need a company to run a business As an individual (sole-trader) you can operate a business, hire employees and contractors and do everything else a business does. The purpose of a company is to separate and protect your personal assets from your business assets. As a sole-trader you are personally responsible for all the liabilities of the ...


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Sure, it can But it doesn’t mean what you think it means It means that if you bring IP into the company then you will indemnify your employer if it turns out you nicked it. So if you had worked at Oracle and then worked at Google, you would indemnify Google if you used great swathes of Oracle’s IP in your work at Google.


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Probably Not I am not aware of, and a quick Google search does not find, any law specifically prohibiting such an unauthorized submission. It is not obvious that you have sustained any actual damage from this unauthorized submission, although it is no doubt a nuisance. If all that it imposed on you was a need to call the company that had gotten your resume ...


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Could the freedom to choose an Operating System be a legally enforceable basic human right? No, meaning that accommodating the alleged needs that would benefit --at most-- a very narrow sector of the population is not worth enacting the fundamental amendments (possibly a cascade thereof) that this would entail. I will focus on US law since you did not ...


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If an employee takes home information that his or her employer considers confidential, that would be a matter of company policy. The employer could discipline or fire the employee if it learned of the incident, and chose to act. If the information is considered to be a trade secret, or part of one, disclosing it or mishandling it so as to risk disclosure ...


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You can be fired in Canada for criticizing the employer, or even complaining about the weather. There is a distinction between Termination Without Cause and Termination With Cause. In the latter case, which requires a serious reason related to the employee's conduct, you can be fired without advance notice and with no severance pay. If the employees actions ...


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