Episode 213

Navigating Workplace Rights, a Conversation with Employment Law Expert Jessica Childress (Ep 213)

Today employment law becomes accessible in a captivating episode featuring Jessica Childress, a renowned employment law attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC. Jessica's insights empower listeners to navigate workplace complexities, covering everything from recognizing discrimination and harassment to self-protection strategies and addressing legal issues. Gain a deep understanding of when legal intervention is crucial and when to advocate for cultural shifts. Jessica breaks down fundamental workplace rights, and the importance of comprehending employment agreements and provides practical advice for documenting and reporting issues. Whether you're facing challenges at work or aiming to be better informed about professional rights, this episode unravels the mysteries of employment law, offering actionable advice for every corporate professional.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 13:58 - What is the difference between discrimination, retaliation, and harassment 
  • 19:48 - What are the different types of harassment 
  • 24:29 - What you need to know about retaliation 
  • 27:07 - What you can do if you decide to take action. 
  • 31:51 - How to assess the situation and work with HR
  • 42:56 - Can I afford legal advice? 
  • 48:43 - Remote and hybrid work issues 
  • 51:20 - Free Resources 

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Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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