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Donna Ballman
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How do you prove you weren't hired due to your age? My latest column at AOL Jobs discusses how to prove age discrimination in hiring.
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My latest column at AOL Jobs is about recording racist and sexist remarks at work. Can you legally do it? I answer this reader question.
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Some states require one party consent, some all parties. It depends on your state law and, in all-party consent states, how the state views the expectation of privacy in the workplace.
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Can your employer fire you for being out sick when they're the ones who sent you home? My latest column answers this AOL Jobs reader question.
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Odds Of Getting EEOC To File Suit For You? Not Much Better Than Odds Of Getting Struck By Lightning
EEOC has issued its 2014 Performance Report and the big news everyone announced was that the number of charges dropped. What I found disturbing when I read the summary was that there were 88,778 charges filed nationwide, and of those EEOC only filed 133 "me...
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If you're doing the same job as a coworker, don't they have to pay you the same? Not necessarily, as I explain in my latest column at AOL Jobs.
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If you're injured on the job and you're misclassified as an independent contractor, what are your rights? My latest column at AOL Jobs answers this reader question.
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This article I wrote for South Florida Legal Guide addresses what to do when your former employer tries to enforce a noncompete or nonsolicitation agreement against you.
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More Pro-Employee Bills To Watch In The Florida Legislature
To their credit, some Florida legislators are doing their darndest to try to fix Florida's anti-employee legal climate. I wrote about some pro-employee bills filed, and now there are some more to keep an eye on this legislative session: Banning employer fra...
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Not surprising. Employers here are pretty cocky and think they can get away with murder. They forget about those pesky discrimination laws.
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Florida Bill Would Make It A Crime To Change Male Baby's Diaper In Ladies' Room
In a proposed bill directed at legalizing both discrimination and harassment of transgendered people, Florida Representative Frank Artiles (R- Hell, er, I mean, Miami) has proposed a bill making it a crime for a person born of one sex to enter a public rest...
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Can Your Employer Force You To Sign A Contract Saying You Volunteered To Work On Sunday?
It's been awhile since I answered my reader questions here. This question is one I found interesting: I have a question about unfair work practices. My husband works for a very large company that does extremely high volume during the Christmas season. All e...
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Join me tomorrow at 1 p.m. on Topical Currents at WLRN radio. Listener call-in line is 1-800-743-9576 -- 1-800-743-W-L-R-N (9576). We'll be talking about what happened in 2014 and what to look forward to in employment law in 2015.
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Can your boss dock your pay if you have a cash shortage, make a mistake or damage property? I answer this AOL Jobs reader question.
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Donna Ballman’s book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards, was named the Winner of the Law Category of the 2012 USA Best Books Awards and is currently available for purchase. She is the award-winning author of The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers, a book geared toward informing novelists and screenwriters about the ins and outs of the civil justice system. She’s been practicing employment law, including negotiating severance agreements and litigating discrimination, sexual harassment, noncompete agreements, and employment law issues in Florida since 1986. Her blog on employee-side employment law issues, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home, was named one of the 2011 and 2012 ABA Blawg 100 best legal blogs and the 2011 Lexis/Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs.

She writes a weekly column for AOL Jobs and has written for The Huffington Post on employment law issues, and has been an invited guest blogger for Monster.com and Ask A Manager. She has over 6000 followers on Twitter as @EmployeeAtty. She has taught continuing legal education classes for lawyers and accountants through organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, Sterling Education Services, Lorman Education Services, Alison Seminars, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and community organizations.  Ms. Ballman has published articles on employment law topics such as severance, non-compete agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, and avoiding litigation. She’s been interviewed by MSNBC, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Lifetime Television Network, the Daily Business Review, and many other media outlets on employment law issues. She was featured on the Forbes Channel’s “America’s Most Influential Women” program on the topic of severance negotiations and non-compete agreements.

She works for Donna M. Ballman, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • Wellesley College
  • University of Miami School of Law
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