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Nov
21
2017
Most states, including Rhode Island and Massachusetts, follow the so-called “employment at will” doctrine. This means that in the absence of a contract (either through a union or otherwise), an employee may be fired for any reason or no reason at all. Employment at will essentially means that employees are afforded very few protections against […]
Nov
07
2017
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates “consumer reports,” including credit reports. Among the many prohibitions contained in the FCRA is the requirement that people using, accessing, or obtaining your credit report have a permissible purpose in doing so. The statute contains a list of permissible situations in which a consumer report may be obtained. […]
Oct
24
2017
People are talking about workplace sexual harassment. This is a good thing. People generally agree, thankfully, that sexual harassment is a practice that has no business existing in the modern world, including the modern workplace. But that agreement ends when people start debating what actually constitutes workplace sexual harassment. The law can shed some light. […]
Oct
11
2017
If you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive practice in connection with your use of a credit card or any other interaction with a business, contact Enright Law. State and federal statutes governing unfair and deceptive trade acts and practices will often entitle you to multiple damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. […]
Sep
26
2017
Sexual orientation discrimination is still too prevalent. Differing state and federal laws and protections require careful analysis and an experienced attorney to ensure that your rights are properly enforced. Now, not every federal court has reached such a conclusion. In fact, in July of 2017, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals expressly rejected this reading […]
Sep
19
2017
Regulators and courts are scrutinizing lenders and loan servicers for buying force-placed insurance policies. A primary concern is the relationship among loan servicers, lenders, and insurers. So what is force-placed insurance? Essentially, lenders require that borrowers maintain insurance on their homes and sometimes cars. If a borrower fails to maintain insurance, or if insurance premiums […]
Sep
12
2017
All forms of discrimination are disgusting. And employees are entitled to be judged on the merits of their performance, not their race, color, gender, or other irrelevant consideration. But age discrimination is especially egregious for two related reasons. First, older employees who have been illegally terminated based on their age are less likely than younger […]
Sep
05
2017
Foreclosure-related notices are treated differently than other types of debt collection letters. There are several important factors that determine whether they are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits various actions (like harassment and inaccurate statements) by so-called “debt collectors.” Successful claimants under the FDCPA can obtain […]