Blog Posts in August, 2015

Truck Driver's Termination for Alcoholism Upheld

It is not uncommon for employees with various medical conditions to be victims of different types of discrimination simultaneously. In some cases, discrimination based on a certain medical condition ...
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Will the EEOC File a Lawsuit on My Behalf?

When employees are subjected to harassment or discrimination in the workplace, the first step required to protect their rights to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...
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Employee Reinstated by NLRB Despite Making Racist Comments

Can you imagine being at work one day and overhearing a co-worker shouting at black employees, making comments like, "Hey, anybody smell that? I smell fried chicken and watermelon." You ...
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How Does My Employer Calculate My FMLA Leave?

You may already know that, depending on your eligibility and the size of the company you work for, you are entitled to time off under the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) . Based on federal law, if ...
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Employee Fired Because Her Brother Filed an OSHA complaint

Most employees are at least marginally familiar with the concept of whistleblower protection. If you report wrongdoing at the hands of your employer and then you are terminated for doing so, you can ...
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Even in Nursing - Men Get Paid More

Is it possible that, in 2015, after the passing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, women are still being paid only 78 cents for every dollar paid to men for the same work? Unfortunately, it ...
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Age Discrimination Rears Its Head in the NFL

It is not uncommon to hear about NFL players "retiring" at what seems like an early age. Certainly, professional football is a sport that takes a toll on the body, making younger players ...
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Are New Mothers Allowed to Take a Break for Nursing?

If you are a new working mom with a full time job, you are probably concerned about what will happen after you return to work from maternity leave. According to the CDC, in 2013 approximately 77% of ...
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National Law Firm Accused of Sexual Harassment

In the employment arena, sexual harassment claims often involve unfair work assignments, sexual propositions, office romances and discriminatory or retaliatory treatment. These common workplace ...
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