As we dive into 2017, it’s a natural tendency to reflect on the prior year and plan for the coming one. 

Whether it’s professional or personal goals, we all can take a few minutes to think about the coming months. A new year can mean a new situation and a new outlook.   Maybe you want to focus on family, finances, or health in the coming year.  Whatever your focus, take a few minutes to write down some goals.  These goals don’t have to be complicated or involved. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Set goals that get you excited. Don’t set goals because you feel like you should. Find what really motivates you.
  • Make sure your goals are specific, measurable and attainable. For example, don’t say “Go to the gym more.”  Instead, decide to go to the gym at least twice each week.

Check Out The Happiness Planner for some useful templates to get you started.

Often, the New Year issues unexpected changes such as the loss of a job from corporate downsizing or other factors. Employers are required to adhere to the laws governing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in the workplace.   Employees and applicants are protected by a variety of complex laws and regulation and many people do not understand their rights or what actions can be taken in the employment setting.  

Discrimination can occur in a variety of situations including 

  • hiring,
  • promotions,
  • termination or disciplinary action,
  • retaliation for reporting wrongdoing or unsafe workplace (whistleblower), and
  • job assignments or tasks.

Wrongful termination from a job can have a life-changing impact on you and your family.   If you feel like your employer has treated you unfairly because of your race, color, religion, national origin or age, contact our office for a free consultation.