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Search Tips - Part 2 of 2

If you're not sure which are the most important keywords, what's the most logical order for them or how they are commonly expressed, try rearranging them. For example:

Inquiry: defamation in the workplace
Initial Keywords:
defamation workplace
Rearranged Keywords: workplace defamation

If you follow the previous search tips, but your search results are still less than desirable, try applying the previous search tips on keyword variations, one variation at a time. For example:

Inquiry: What makes a firing illegal?
Initial Keywords: illegal firing
Keyword Variations: illegal discharge, illegal termination, illegal dismissal, wrongful firing, wrongful dismissal, wrongful discharge, wrongful termination

Often, search results will give you hints about which keyword variations to try for better results.

For example, wrongful termination or wrongful discharge will likely appear somewhere within results for the other variations listed above, because they are the common legalese for an illegal firing. So, to discover what makes a firing illegal, they are likely the best keywords on which to search after you've seen them.

Lastly, your search inquiries must be reasonable in scope to return satisfactory results. For example, you'll likely be hard-pressed to find employee-rights legal advice that specifically fits your particular situation.

That's because employee-rights laws and related regulations vary among the municipal, state and Federal levels, number in the thousands, and are subject to interpretation. With thousands of varying, interpretable laws and regulations protecting millions of employees (and their employers too), a countless number of particular situations can arise.

Of course, employee-rights Web sites can't possibly cover countless situations. About the best they can do, is to help you decide whether or not a law might generally apply to your particular situation, and then guide you to an attorney who will advise you. Only an attorney can give you one-on-one legal advice that specifically fits your particular situation.

With all this in mind, try your search in the Google search box below or when you're ready, by clicking Search on the navigation bar above.

If you can't find what you're looking for in either place, consider consulting an attorney. Attorneys often take winnable, employment-related cases on contingency.

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