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  • How Lara Spencer’s Comments About Ballet Demonstrates Implicit Bias
    How Lara Spencer’s Comments About Ballet Demonstrates Implicit Bias

    Good Morning America anchor Lara Spencer apologized for her comments about the news that Prince George will be taking in a ballet classes. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive it was stupid ...

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  • Discrimination During the Interview Process
    Discrimination During the Interview Process

    Even before you become an employee, you have legal rights as a job applicant under federal law. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against prospective employees based on age, race, ...

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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress?
    Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress?

    Typically, an individual can recover damages for the emotional distress associated with the injuries they suffered due to the wrongful actions of another person. This differs from the economic damages ...

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  • If You Get a Severance Agreement, What Should It Include?
    If You Get a Severance Agreement, What Should It Include?

    Generally speaking employers offer severance when there is a layoff, job elimination or to reward a loyal employee who is leaving. Severance is a benefit, not a right. The idea of a severance ...

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  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Do You Have a Wage & Hour Claim?
    Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Do You Have a Wage & Hour Claim?

    Every worker and employee in New York is guaranteed fair pay for fair work, no matter their profession. If this promise is unfulfilled by an employer, then the employee can use a wage and hour claim ...

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  • Can I File a Lawsuit Before the EEOC Investigation Is Complete?
    Can I File a Lawsuit Before the EEOC Investigation Is Complete?

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the agency responsible for regulating and enforcing federal employment discrimination laws. If your employer (or prospective employer) violated your ...

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