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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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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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Black Staffer Fired After Refusing to Work with Man Who Used N-Word

Black Staffer Fired After Refusing to Work with Man Who Used N-Word Woman says she was terminated for threatening to contact a lawyer Can an African American woman be lawfully terminated for refusing ...
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Have You Been Forced Off the Job? What You Need to Know about 'Constructive Discharge'

Have You Been Forced Off the Job? What You Need to Know about ‘Constructive Discharge’ Why it’s important to seek legal counsel quickly Imagine this scenario: You believe that ...
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Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaints

Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn’t Address Complaints Firefighter says she dealt with years of harassing and discriminatory behavior Working in a traditionally male-dominated field can ...
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Can You Sue Your Boss for Being a Bully? What You Need to Know about Hostile Work Environments

Can You Sue Your Boss for Being a Bully? What You Need to Know about Hostile Work Environments There may be legal protection from certain types of behavior You’d hope that treating people with ...
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How to Handle Age Discrimination

The United States government has taken broad legislative measures to try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly while at the workplace or within the field of employment opportunity. There are a ...
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Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case

Ellen Pao lost her widely watched case against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins last Friday. After a four-week trial, which gripped the west coast tech scene by revealing the ...
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Social Media Post Almost Sinks Disability Discrimination Suit

Regular readers of this blog should know to be careful what they post on social media, especially with regard to their employers. One employee found this out the hard way, though he got lucky when a ...
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New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employees

Until now, interns in New York were not considered employees, and thus were not entitled to the protection of New York law regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. That loophole is no more. But ...
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NYC Western Themed Bar Gets a Bit Too Raunchy for Female Employees

Restaurants with "wild west" themes are popping up throughout the east, but one in New York City seems to have taken the idea a bit too far, at least from the female employees' point of ...
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How Will the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision Affect Workplace Discrimination Laws?

The United States Supreme Court yesterday decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores [pdf] , holding that a closely held corporation is a "person" that can hold a religious "belief" for ...
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Do Discrimination Law Protect Divorcing Workers?

Do the laws against discrimination in the workplace protect divorcing workers? They do, according to a recent New Jersey case decided last Friday. Robert Smith had been employed by MRS, a Millville, ...
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Nude Sunbathing at Work Not Recommended in Employment Discrimination Claims

If you are going to file a lawsuit against your employer for race discrimination under Title VII, you had better not be caught sunbathing in the nude on the roof of your workplace, especially if ...
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How Many Racial Insults Are Needed to Demonstrate a Hostile Work Environment?

Just how often do you have to be subject to racial epithets before it is considered a hostile work environment due to racial discrimination? According to one court, being insulted on two successive ...
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Is an Employer's "Men Only" Event for Its Customers Gender Discrimination?

What if your employer held a "men only" event for its customers, and you, a woman, were excluded? Would you feel that you have been discriminated against? Ok, maybe since you are of the ...
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Gender Stereotyping May Lead to Sexual Discrimination Claims

Gender stereotyping has recently become a source of friction in the workplace. Most frequently it involves situations where an employee dresses or behaves in a non-traditional manner, especially where ...
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Adverse Employment Action Required for Racial or Age Discrimination Claim

To succeed in a lawsuit against your employer for race discrimination or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you need to show that the employer did something bad to you, or to ...
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Be Aware of Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "FMLA is designed to ...
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Employer Liable for Hostile Work Environment Created by Its Customers

You should be aware that if your employer creates a hostile work environment by engaging in acts of racial discrimination or sexual harassment, he is liable for damages under Title VII of the 1964 ...
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Is an Employer's Refusal to Allow Lactation at Work Pregnancy Discrimination?

You just had a baby and you need to express milk while at work. You ask your boss if it's ok to use a private room for a half hour. Not only does he refuse, but he then fires you. Do you have a ...
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Can Leering Cause a Hostile Work Environment?

Have you been subject to some pretty disgusting behavior by a co-worker in your workplace? If it is sexual in nature, and has created a hostile work environment, then you may have a case under Title ...
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Employment Discrimination and Social Media Passwords

Did you know that if you work in New York, your employer has the right to demand your social media passwords? Although many states have banned this practice, New York is not yet among them. ...
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Is Obesity a Disability under the ADA?

Is severe obesity a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? A federal court in Missouri thinks so. Joseph Whittaker, who suffered from severe obesity, claimed that his employer, ...
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Are You Entitled to Telecommute if You Have a Disability under the ADA?

Telecommuting has become increasingly popular as business is conducted more frequently online. But is a company obligated to give its employees the option to telecommute as an accommodation under the ...
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