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  • An Employee May be Able to Sue a Former Employer for a Bad Reference
    An Employee May be Able to Sue a Former Employer for a Bad Reference

    A former employer who gives a former employee a negative job reference in retaliation for the employee's complaint of discrimination may be liable under the human rights law. In Jute v. Hamilton ...

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  • Employers Face Tough Test As Retaliation Claims Soar
    Employers Face Tough Test As Retaliation Claims Soar

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which has tracked the number of retaliation claims since 1992, has reported that claims including a retaliation charge rose 23% this past year. The ...

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  • Discrimination And Harassment in Employment Law
    Discrimination And Harassment in Employment Law

    In the case of Roby v. McKesson HBOC, an employee suffered from a panic disorder which caused a number of unmistakable side effects. After lengthy employment, she was terminated for taking too many ...

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  • Sexual Harassment in the Twenty-First Century
    Sexual Harassment in the Twenty-First Century

    Forbes Magazine's recent piece, "The 'new' sexual harassment is more subtle," highlights the transformation in workplace relationships has occurred between co-workers over the last couple of years. It ...

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  • Age Discrimination on the Rise
    Age Discrimination on the Rise

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has begun considering much-needed rules to protect the older members of the workforce. In the last year, the EEOC has seen a 29% increase in age ...

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  • Age Discrimination Bias Becoming More Prevalent
    Age Discrimination Bias Becoming More Prevalent

    In the current economic climate, many people are finding themselves out of work. People who have spent years working for the same company are finding themselves spending their days searching for jobs. ...

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