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The truth about your rights and working with an employment lawyer after abuse at work

Navigating abuse at work can be a challenge without knowing your legal rights. 

In this 90-minute session, employment attorney, National Workplace Bullying Coalition president, and Dignity At Work Act author Jerry Carbo answers your most pressing questions about the legalities of abuse at work, what tends to happen when reporting abuse to an employer, and how working with a lawyer will really work:

- What's illegal vs. legal when it comes to abuse at work?
- When the abuse is perfectly legal:
     - What are targets' options (short-term disability, long-term disability, etc.) and pros and cons of each?
     - What can an employment lawyer help with?
     - What's the reality of how the situation will likely end given workers' rights?
- If a target is able to sue for discrimination, how long does a typical case take and cost?
- What can targets think about when negotiating a severance?
- What are targets' rights when it comes to references?
- What can a target expect when working with an employment lawyer in terms of costs, what to prepare, and typical outcomes for targets?

Jerry Carbo, Esq., is a Professor of Management at the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University (PA). Notably, he was selected in 2015 to be a member of the newly formed EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. He holds a PhD from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a JD from Penn State University. Dr. Carbo is a member of the State Bar of West Virginia. His primary teaching areas are Business and Society, Labor Relations and Employment Law. Dr. Carbo conducts research in workplace bullying and harassment as well as socially sustainable business systems. Academic articles include: Workplace Bullying: Developing a Human Rights Definition from the Perspective and Experiences of Targets.Working USA (September 2010) w/ A. Hughes; Strengthening the Healthy Workplace Act...' Experiences, Journal of Workplace Rights, Volume 14 No. 1 (2009).