Before You Sue for Workplace Discrimination, Contact the EEOC

Angry. Hurt. Saddened. Demoralized. These are four emotions many people feel after they feel they have been discriminated against in the workplace. Most people in this position are rightfully outraged and ready to go straight to court. Unfortunately, you will probably have to complete a few steps before you obtain the legal right to sue your employer. Unless you are suing for workplace discrimination based on ageism Read More

6 Steps to Take IMMEDIATELY After a Car Accident in North Carolina

We hope you will NEVER have to use the information provided in this blog, but statistics say you will, unfortunately, need to at some point. The average driver will be involved in three to four car accidents in their lifetime, and almost 30 percent of all car accidents result in injuries. In the haze of a serious car accident, it can be difficult to stay calm and keep a level head. For that reason, it is important Read More

Understanding the Role of the NC Industrial Commission

Many North Carolinians have never heard of the NC Industrial Commission. They’re not aware of its existence, let alone its role in the day-to-day lives of many in the Tarheel State. Eventually, many NC residents learn about the commission when they get hurt at work. It can be helpful for your case to understand the history of the commission and the role it plays in these situations. History of the commission The NC Read More

Workers’ Comp Cases Require One of These Two Circumstances

When you’re hurt at work, it can disrupt the progress of the work at hand and your career as a whole. You’re going to need to focus on recovering physically while also making sure your finances are taken care of whether the injury is short-term or long-term. Workers’ compensation will play a key role in keeping your finances on track – as long as one of two circumstances are present. You won’t get paid for just any Read More

Questions about Automobile Insurance in North Carolina

If you own a car in North Carolina, you should understand automobile insurance coverages. The North Carolina Department of Insurance is an excellent source of information on automobile insurance. On the DOI website, you can find information about various types of insurance. Liability Coverage Liability coverage will pay for bodily injury and property damage for which any covered individual becomes legally Read More

Understanding “Reasonable Accommodations”

Disability discrimination is one of the most rampant and unchecked forms of discrimination in today’s society. It’s unfortunate when anyone from any walk of life is discriminated against at no fault of their own. We need to have more conversations about the way employers treat employees who have or develop disabilities. We previously wrote about how the Americans with Disabilities Act protects you at work and one of Read More

Cancer Diagnosis? – FMLA and ADA Protections

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Fighting cancer is a daunting task. But, every day people face a cancer diagnosis with courage. In the employment context,  the effects of cancer, and cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery resulting from a cancer diagnosis,  can alter the employment relationship. Fighting to keep a job while fighting cancer? Too often employers are not sympathetic to Read More

Ralph Bryant Law Firm Secures Additional Medicaid Provider Rights

In North Carolina, state law provides Medicaid providers with a pathway to operate within the state, but the regulations providers face can be daunting enough to navigate and cost them their livelihood. State law provides little protection for providers once the state rules against them in a prepayment review. These audits take place when a provider has already provided services and submits a bill to the state for Read More

Understanding Human, Natural, and Civil Rights and Liberties

As one of North Carolina’s most experienced and authoritative civil rights attorneys, Attorney Ralph Bryant Jr. has a passion for defending those rights. We often hear from clients and the public with questions about what a civil right actually is, though. There are two main confusions when it comes to civil rights: the difference between human, natural, and civil rights, and the difference between civil rights and Read More

How Workers Comp and ADA Laws Protect You at Work

Job stability provides peace of mind and financial resources that keep you and your family afloat during the toughest times. That can all come crashing down when accidents happen and you find yourself out of work for an extended period of time. Thankfully, the Workers Compensation and Americans with Disabilities Acts both provide certain protections against being unfairly fired should you need long-term medical care Read More