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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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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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Pregnant While Working? Here's What You Need to Know

Pregnant While Working? Here’s What You Need to Know Answers to the most common questions about pregnancy and work Many women report that their work life changes dramatically once they announce ...
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What to Do if You've Been Forced to Quit Your Job

What to Do if You’ve Been Forced to Quit Your Job What you need to know about constructive discharge Many workers believe that they can’t sue their employers for discrimination or ...
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What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You

What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You Know the techniques some companies use to skim workers’ paychecks With all the line items on a typical pay stub, it ...
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Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn't Work as a Truck Driver

Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn’t Work as a Truck Driver Job applicant already had 20 years of experience as a professional truck driver Can a man who is missing an arm ...
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Man Told to 'Suck It Up' After Being Harassed by Female Coworkers

Man Told to ‘Suck It Up’ After Being Harassed by Female Coworkers Staffer was fired one week after making sexual harassment complaint Federal law is clear: sexual harassment victims can be ...
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LGBTQ Rights at Work Just Got a Big Boost

LGBTQ Rights at Work Just Got a Big Boost Federal appeals court issues major ruling on sexual-orientation discrimination There’s good news for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) ...
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When the FMLA and the ADA Collide: What You Need to Know

When the FMLA and the ADA Collide: What You Need to Know Some workers may be eligible for additional medical leave Suppose you have a medical issue and you need to take some time off. You apply for ...
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