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Company Must Pay $150K Settlement After Chinese Workers Claim National Origin Discrimination

Company Must Pay $150K Settlement After Chinese Workers Claim National Origin Discrimination Staffers claim they made $3 less per hour than white employees Imagine that you found out that most of your ...
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Is Your Employer Required to Give You a Break?

Is Your Employer Required to Give You a Break? What the law says about meal and rest breaks Today is the first day of your new job! You’re excited to get started and clock in using your ...
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Can You Be Fired During Medical Leave?

Can You Be Fired During Medical Leave? What you need to know about returning to work after FMLA leave Your surgery was a success and you’ve completed rehabilitation. Your doctor has cleared you ...
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Women Claim They Were Told 'Don't Get Pregnant Or You're Fired'

Women Claim They Were Told ‘Don’t Get Pregnant Or You’re Fired’ Employer must pay $110,000 settlement Sometimes pregnancy discrimination is subtle. For example, a woman may ...
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Are Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions the Same Thing?

Are Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions the Same Thing? Unraveling federal regulations that govern medical issues If you’re uncertain of your rights regarding disabilities, injuries, and ...
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Woman Fired for 'Flipping Off' the President; Was it Legal?

Woman Fired for 'Flipping Off' the President; Was it Legal? Company claimed off-duty action violated code of conduct Can you be fired for your political views? What about your off-hours ...
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Can a Company Refuse to Hire a Recovering Drug Addict?

Can a Company Refuse to Hire a Recovering Drug Addict? What the Americans with Disabilities Act says about drug addiction There’s no lawful reason a company would ever be required to hire ...
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Believe It or Not: Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Breaks

Believe It or Not: Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Breaks Company liable for back pay and damages after violating federal labor law Imagine looking at your pay stub and finding out that ...
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Sexual Harassment in the News

We at Schwartz Perry & Heller are pleased to see the outpouring of support for the victims of Harvey Weinstein. This controversy sheds a light on the difficulties faced by all victims of sexual ...
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Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50

Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50 Worker alleges managers set him up to fail so they could terminate him Age discrimination cases often come with their own set of code words. ...
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Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50

Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50 Worker alleges managers set him up to fail so they could terminate him Age discrimination cases often come with their own set of code words. ...
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Female Workers Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Settlement

Female Workers Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Settlement Women claim they were treated unfairly due to pregnancies "Aren't you ever going to quit having ...
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Are 'Gag Orders' on Salary Talk Legal?

Are 'Gag Orders' on Salary Talk Legal? What all employees need to know about their rights You're asked to sign a bunch of papers when you start a new job. One of them notes that you're ...
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Restaurant to Pay $95K for Allegedly Shortchanging Tipped Workers

Restaurant to Pay $95K for Allegedly Shortchanging Tipped Workers Employees claim that paychecks often didn’t add up While wage theft is a problem across all employment sectors, tipped employees ...
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Was Sexual Harassment Rampant at Ford? Company Settles Lawsuit for Over $10 Million

Was Sexual Harassment Rampant at Ford? Company Settles Lawsuit for Over $10 Million Class action claims egregious, unchecked sexual harassment Your boss asks if he can plug his phone into your ...
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Does Your Health Condition Qualify as a Disability?

Does Your Health Condition Qualify as a Disability? How coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act is determined If you have a physical or mental impairment that makes your job more ...
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Navigating the Patchwork of Laws that Apply to Pregnancy

Navigating the Patchwork of Laws that Apply to Pregnancy What women need to know about their rights in the workplace Many working women are in for a shock when they become pregnant for the first time. ...
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Is Obesity Discrimination Illegal?

Is Obesity Discrimination Illegal? When weight issues may be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act Is it really true that it’s harder to get hired if you’re obese? Recent research ...
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Is Age Discrimination Becoming an Epidemic?

Is Age Discrimination Becoming an Epidemic? What all workers over 40 need to know Would you believe that nearly two-thirds of people from ages 45 to 74 said they had experienced or witnessed age ...
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What is National Origin Discrimination?

What is National Origin Discrimination? How it differs from race discrimination Do you know what national origin discrimination is? If you guessed that it’s similar to race discrimination, ...
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3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment

3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment What the law says about toxic workplaces Is being rude and abrasive at work against the law? In most cases, the answer is obviously no. There are ...
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Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break?

Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break? What all hourly employees should know Do you know what the law says about meal and rest breaks? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, most ...
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When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment

When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment What we can learn from Uber As you may have heard, a former Uber employee recently wrote a scathing blog post about the rampant ...
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When Taking Medical Leave is a Career Killer

When Taking Medical Leave is a Career Killer How to tell if you’ve been a victim of FMLA retaliation Imagine that you return to work after medical leave only to find that your job isn’t ...
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When Your Boss Disagrees With Your Doctor

When Your Boss Disagrees With Your Doctor Fast-food worker says boss made her flush her medication Employees on medical leave who are directed to return to work or be fired … Staffers who are ...
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