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  • Social Media Post Almost Sinks Disability Discrimination Suit
    Social Media Post Almost Sinks Disability Discrimination Suit

    Regular readers of this blog should know to be careful what they post on social media, especially with regard to their employers. One employee found this out the hard way, though he got lucky when a ...

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  • The Rights of Independent Contractors
    The Rights of Independent Contractors

    The law provides certain benefits to employees, including the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and the ability to collect unemployment insurance benefits. Individuals who are classified ...

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  • Race Discrimination Rejected in Appeals Court
    Race Discrimination Rejected in Appeals Court

    John Hithon, an African-American male, and former employee of a food plant, brought suit against his former employer alleging race discrimination . Hithon, who possessed 13 years of experience on the ...

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  • NEW LAW MAKES DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS EASIER TO ADMIT IN COURT
    NEW LAW MAKES DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS EASIER TO ADMIT IN COURT

    A ruling by the California Supreme Court makes it easier for employees to get their discrimination claims heard in court. Under the old rules, a lawsuit could be tossed out if the employer proves that ...

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  • THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TAKES ON EMPLOYER LIABILITY
    THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TAKES ON EMPLOYER LIABILITY

    The cat's paw theory, as applied in employment law, allows employers to be held liable when an individual with a discriminatory animus influences the decision of another with no discriminatory animus. ...

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  • Racial Discrimination in the Advertising Industry
    Racial Discrimination in the Advertising Industry

    A recently published study initiated by a coalition of legal, civil rights and industry leaders who created the Madison Avenue Project in 2008 in conjunction with the NAACP highlighted the bias ...

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