“This Is My Rifle. There Are Many Like It, but This One Is Mine” — Litigation Basic Training, Part I: The Lawsuit

In the first of this three-part podcast series on the litigation process, employment lawyer, Josh Van Kampen, covers everything you need to know about filing your lawsuit, including how to write a complaint introduction, what court to file at, if you actually need a lawyer, and what to expect after your lawsuit is filed.

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How To Combat Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Labor and employment attorney Michael Morrison wants you to know there’s a difference between being racist and being implicitly biased. In this episode, The Walking Papers Podcast expands on discrimination and how the lines between discrimination and implicit bias blur when an individual becomes aware yet indifferent to the negative outcomes of their bias. Michael offers ideas on how to use motivated awareness and inclusive integrity to combat bias in the workplace and legal field.

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A Complete Guide To Your Rights Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

In this episode of The Walking Papers Podcast, special guest, Michael Morrison, explains why employers have the right to require their team to get the COVID-19 vaccine via the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also dives into legal and practical considerations employers should make before mandating the vaccine and how reasonable accommodations protect employees who are unable to receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely held religious practice or belief.

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How to Find the Right Employment Lawyer and Why It’s Like Buying a Car

In this Walking Papers Podcast episode, Josh Van Kampen discusses the first steps anyone should take when seeking an employment lawyer, and why shopping around for the right fit is similar to picking the right car: you shouldn’t just go for the first, cheapest model you find. You’ll need to do some background research. These tips will help you find the right employment lawyer for your case.

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What To Do If Your Job Puts You At Risk of COVID-19

Van Kampen Law was recently featured on WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Anchor Brittney Johnson interviewed Josh Van Kampen about the biggest COVID-19 safety concerns people are facing on the job and what to do if your job puts you at risk. Learn what you can do if your job puts you at risk of COVID-19 and see the laws that protect public health whistleblowers against retaliation.

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The EEOC – Would You Like a Pedicure to Go Along With That Facial? Why Employers Receive the Spa Treatment, and You Are Steve Carell in 40-Year-Old Virgin

On this episode of the Walking Papers podcast, Attorney Josh Van Kampen gives listeners a glimpse under the hood of the lifecycle of an EEOC charge. EEOC investigators will not do much to help you or investigate. Learn how and when to file an EEOC charge, how the EEOC “investigates”, what you can do to improve your chances at the EEOC, and what happens when the EEOC concludes its investigation.

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Step Into My Office, You’re Fired

This may sound familiar to some of you: you’re diligently preparing for a routine evaluation with your boss. You step into their office and an HR rep is there too. What’s going on? Your boss is terminating you. On this episode of Walking Papers podcast, Attorney Josh Van Kampen takes us inside the mind of your company and tells you not only what to expect during a termination meeting, but how to be prepared, how to conduct yourself, what to do, and what not to do, after a termination meeting.

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Court of Appeals Sides With Victim in Driskell vs Summit

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld a local jury verdict that ordered Florida-based Summit Contracting Group to pay $750,000 to the fired worker, Justin Driskell of Georgia. The ruling closed legal gaps that let companies fire workers who raise health and safety complaints at an important time as workers raise COVID-19 related health and safety concerns in the workplace.

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Am I Eligible For Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19?

The economic relief efforts surrounding COVID-19 have left many terminated and furloughed employees feeling anxious and confused. We’re here to help. In this episode of The Walking Papers, Van Kampen Law attorney, Lana Tigri, discusses eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits, what can disqualify an applicant, how the appeal process works, and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and unemployment benefits.

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