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The sale or purchase of bonds and stocks can gain investors untold fortunate, but it can also leave them destitute. Securities fraud is a serious offense, but you will only be able to recoup your losses after consulting with a securities attorney.
Employment discrimination is not always easy to define, however, victims are immediately aware when it occurs. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees in the United States, so find out if your particular case has any merit.
Deportation is the legal process in which immigrants are returned to their home countries and forbade from returning to the United States. If you believe that you have been unfairly targeted you should immediately consult with an immigration attorney.
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Securities fraud occurs when a company purposefully sells stock shares or bonds that are known to be toxic by those that are facilitating the sale. This can happen when an executive knows that an upcoming a news story or negative financial report will cause the value of a company's stocks to depreciate greatly. Also known as inside trading, entities that would financially gain from the distribution of false information can be prosecuted under the law and sued in civil court. Investors that have been persuaded into purchasing worthless stocks, bonds and securities have a few different courses of action that can be taken.
If you choose to open a case with the Federal Trade Commission there is a possibility that you may be able to recoup your losses without filing suit. Sometimes FTC investigations can take just as long, if not longer to be settled than civil lawsuits. In the event that more than one person has been defrauded, consumers have the option of filing a class action lawsuit.
Often, when a corporation engages in securities fraud it is shortly before the company files for bankruptcy. In these types of situations it can be difficult to get your investment back, however, highly skilled lawyers that practice in this area of law will know exactly what paperwork must be filed in order to prevent the corporation from being absolved of all financial responsibilities. Currently, several different governmental agencies are proposing new laws that will make it more difficult for corporations to get away with securities fraud.
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Usually, employers will review the applications and resumes of prospects, and then decide to conduct interviews based on their credentials. Some applicants have been able to successfully file lawsuits when they found that they were denied job opportunities because they have ethnic names or lived in certain areas. In other cases, employers have been able to access information about their applicants' medical conditions from their pre-employment drug screening results. It is not legal to deny a pregnant woman a job based solely on the fact that she will eventually need to go out on maternity leave, but drug screen tests have been used unethically to deny these persons job opportunities.
Existing employees have also sued there employers after being repeatedly turned down for promotions. Usually, these employers were able to provide their attorneys with written evidence that supported their claims, including email correspondences and notarized affidavits from co-workers. Employers that have shown a pattern of employment discrimination have also been sued by the federal government.
Many employers have developed clear equal opportunity guidelines that help to protect them from being accused of employment discrimination. While some former employees are not able to win their cases against their former employers for discrimination, they are usually able to build a solid case for permanent disability if they have suffered psychologically. Some employers would rather settle out of court rather than to risk receiving negative publicity.
Ultimately, the perceived victims of employment discrimination must find attorneys that are willing to take on their cases in order to proceed. If a lawyer does not believe that a particular employment discrimination has any merit, there is a good chance that a judge or jury would come to the same conclusion.