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  • Do Discrimination Law Protect Divorcing Workers?
    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
    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 it's ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination at a Massage Parlor
    Pregnancy Discrimination at a Massage Parlor

    Can a pregnant woman work at a massage parlor? There could be some issues which would require some accommodation on the employer's part. But if she is working at the front desk, there should not even ...

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  • Is Reference to Your
    Is Reference to Your "Shelf Life" a Sign of Age Discrimination?

    If you overhear your boss talking about your "shelf life", is he likening you to a vegetable, or is he slyly referring to your age? Giving him the benefit of the doubt, since you are a bit ...

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  • Dept. Of Labor Proposes Rules Expanding FMLA Leave to Same Sex Couples in All States
    Dept. Of Labor Proposes Rules Expanding FMLA Leave to Same Sex Couples in All States

    Currently the Family and Medical Leave Act only applies to same sex couples in states that recognize same sex marriage. However, last Friday The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule to extend the ...

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  • How Many Insults Does It Take To Prove a Racially Hostile Work Environment?
    How Many Insults Does It Take To Prove a Racially Hostile Work Environment?

    How many times do you have to be racially insulted to claim that you are in a hostile work environment? More than once, it would appear. James Nichols was hired by Michigan City in 2011 as a ...

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