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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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Is Sexual Harassment a Silent Epidemic in the Workplace?

Is Sexual Harassment a Silent Epidemic in the Workplace? New article claims most women don’t report inappropriate behavior Do most incidents of sexual harassment at work go unreported? According ...
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Low-Wage Workers Most Likely to Be Victimized by Wage Theft

Low-Wage Workers Most Likely to Be Victimized by Wage Theft Fast-food employees, home health aides, and construction workers are common targets Ever suspect that you’re being cheated out of pay? ...
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Woman Says Employer Didn't Protect Her From Creepy Customers

Woman Says Employer Didn’t Protect Her From Creepy Customers Sales clerk secretly photographed and attacked at work Is your employer responsible if a customer sexually harasses you on the job? ...
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Woman Who Was Fired While on Maternity Leave Awarded $150K

Woman Who Was Fired While on Maternity Leave Awarded $150K Company would not take her calls, then fired her for job abandonment Many women worry that pregnancy or childbirth could have a negative ...
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When Favoritism is Discrimination in Disguise

When Favoritism is Discrimination in Disguise In certain circumstances, playing favorites might be unlawful It can be frustrating to work for someone who plays favorites. You know you’re not ...
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Woman Says She Was Fired for Taking Leave to Care for Sick Parent

Woman Says She Was Fired for Taking Leave to Care for Sick Parent What all workers should know about the Family and Medical Leave Act Lots of people struggle to find that elusive work/life balance. ...
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Women Denied Jobs After They Were Spotted Using Sign Language

Women Denied Jobs After They Were Spotted Using Sign Language Company must pay $110,000 as part of settlement Many people may believe that it’s too difficult to pursue an action against a ...
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What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Breaks

What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Breaks Know what the law says about compensation for meal and rest periods Do you often find that your meal breaks are only a few minutes, yet you get ...
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Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job

Need to Care for a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job The Americans with Disabilities Act has some coverage for caretakers You may care deeply about your job but for ...
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Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work

Female Boss Didn’t Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man’s Work Single mother of seven had stellar employment record before she was fired Is there such a thing as “men’s work” ...
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Papa John's Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability

Papa John’s Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability Franchise owner did not want employee’s job coach in restaurant As many people know, the Americans with ...
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What Are Pregnant Women's Rights on the Job?

What Are Pregnant Women’s Rights on the Job? Examining the patchwork of laws that protect women Even though women comprise about 47% of the U.S. workforce, issues surrounding pregnant ...
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Woman Says She Was Fired Because of Obligations to Her Autistic Child

Woman Says She Was Fired Because of Obligations to Her Autistic Child Company misinformed staffer about her rights under the FMLA It’s sad but true: many companies take advantage of the fact ...
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Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal?

Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal? When obesity is and isn’t covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act Many people are aware that a company cannot refuse to hire you ...
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Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect's Comments as Legal Defense

Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect’s Comments as Legal Defense Public official allegedly offered subordinate $1,000 to go to a hotel with him “I was trying to lift her ...
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New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problems

New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problems Similar laws may pop up across the country to address needs of “gig economy” In today’s so-called gig economy, more ...
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