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  • Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit
    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit

    Generally when a manager says an employee is an "old man" and had "a lot of years in", such comments would raise a red flag indicating possible age discrimination, but in a case handed down by the ...

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  • Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination
    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination

    Are volunteers entitled to the protections of Title VII regarding religious discrimination, retaliation, and harassment? No, according to a recent Sixth Circuit case. The plaintiffs in the case were ...

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  • Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination
    Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination

    Employers these days are constantly looking for ways to reduce their health care costs. Older workers tend to push up premiums, so why not encourage them to leave so as to get those premiums down? One ...

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  • Ford Hit With Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Ford Hit With Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female workers at Ford Motor Co .'s Chicago plant have accused the company of turning a blind eye to "heinous" acts of gender discrimination, including catcalling, groping and requests for sexual ...

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  • Does Abercrombie's
    Does Abercrombie's "Look Policy" Constitute Religious Discrimination?

    Does an employer's policy regarding how their employees dress constitute discrimination? Abercrombie & Fitch has previously run into trouble for its controversial employee dress code, which requires ...

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  • Age Discrimination Claim Survives Even Though Position Offered to Older Worker
    Age Discrimination Claim Survives Even Though Position Offered to Older Worker

    It is well settled that if an employer fires an employee over 40 and replaces him with a younger worker, that fact pattern constitutes evidence of age discrimination. But what if the employer first ...

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