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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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  • Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Garden variety sexual harassment exists in all types of workplaces. Employers will get away with it unless employees take action to stop it. Samara Schmidt took such action and her employer paid the ...

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  • Circumstantial Evidence of Age or Race Discrimination is Sufficient
    Circumstantial Evidence of Age or Race Discrimination is Sufficient

    Should a cashier who is 54 years old and black be employed by a supermarket whose managers preferred young white employees? What if the evidence of such a preference is just circumstantial? Apparently ...

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  • Sexual Harassment Happens Even Where Employees Should Know Better
    Sexual Harassment Happens Even Where Employees Should Know Better

    As readers of this blog are aware, sexual harassment can happen in all types of workplaces. But one would expect that employees of a law firm that specializes in employment law would know better. It ...

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  • Gender Discrimination Happens To Men Too
    Gender Discrimination Happens To Men Too

    Sexual harassment complaints are generally made by women, but not always. It can happen to men too. It's illegal no matter who is the victim. Jeffrey Whitney worked at TJX in Massachusetts, which ...

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  • Favoritism Towards a Paramour is Not Gender Discrimination
    Favoritism Towards a Paramour is Not Gender Discrimination

    If your supervisor gives a promotion to his paramour, passing you by even though you are more qualified, does that constitute gender discrimination or harassment? No, according to a recent 10 th ...

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