Blog Posts in August, 2016

Common Questions about Pregnancy-Related Workplace Limitations

Following the Supreme Court's ruling in Young v. UPS, the EEOC updated its administrative guidelines on pregnancy discrimination, especially in the area of accommodating pregnant employees. These ...
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ADA Accommodations also Apply to Applicants

There are many federal statutes that protect individuals from discrimination based on certain protected categories. These categories include race, sex or gender, religious beliefs, age, among others. ...
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Termination for Stolen Bell Pepper Leads to $16M Age Discrimination Case

Who knew that allegations of stealing a 68-cent bell pepper would lead to a huge employment discrimination verdict to the tune of $16 million? Certainly not the California resident who received this ...
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Proposed Update on National Origin Discrimination EEOC Guidance

It appears the EEOC is on a roll when it comes to updating their discrimination guidelines, which is a good thing. The latest area of employment discrimination to be rehashed is national origin ...
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11th Circuit Considering Viability of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

While no federal appeals court has yet declared sexual orientation discrimination to be a violation of Title VII, these types of claims are being pursued more frequently forcing courts to consider the ...
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Department of Labor's Sex Discrimination Guidelines Finally get a Makeover

It has been more than 45 years since guidelines were first established to ensure nondiscrimination of females in the workplace. The Sex Discrimination Guidelines, as they havebecome known, have not ...
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Family Responsibilities Discrimination: What These Types of Claims Involve

The protections afforded to employees by the FMLA include allowing employees to take leave from work to deal with health issues, without the fear of losing their jobs. While an employee is off on FMLA ...
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Employment Contracts: Good or Bad?

Employment relationships are inherently contractual, regardless of whether the terms are reduced to writing. Alabama is an employment-at-will state, meaning your employer does not need good cause to ...
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