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  • Race Discrimination: Is it Failure to Promote or Unequal Pay?
    Race Discrimination: Is it Failure to Promote or Unequal Pay?

    There are many ways for employers to discriminate against employees. These "adverse employment actions" can include termination, discipline, demotion, failure to promote, unequal pay, etc. Cases where ...

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  • Employer Claims Insurance Carrier Will No Longer Cover 75-Year-Old Employees
    Employer Claims Insurance Carrier Will No Longer Cover 75-Year-Old Employees

    Employers cannot simply fire someone because they have gotten too old, can they? Certainly not. But what if the employer claims its liability insurance carrier will not cover employees who are 75 or ...

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  • Are Employers Required to Give Pregnant Employees Light Duty?
    Are Employers Required to Give Pregnant Employees Light Duty?

    You might think that an employer would have no problem allowing a pregnant employee to lighten her workload, for her own safety and the safety of the baby. That is not always the case. It is all too ...

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  • Can I Prove Discrimination if the Person Who Fired Me Was Also the Person Who Hired Me?
    Can I Prove Discrimination if the Person Who Fired Me Was Also the Person Who Hired Me?

    Proving discrimination in the workplace is always tricky. Unfortunately, there are certain facts that can make finding sufficient proof even trickier. In the majority of workplace discrimination ...

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  • Whistleblower Protection Includes Complaints of Co-Worker's Illegal Conduct
    Whistleblower Protection Includes Complaints of Co-Worker's Illegal Conduct

    The most common examples of whistleblower cases are those where an employee reports a company's illegal conduct to a regulatory agency, such as tax fraud or unsafe work conditions. But are you ...

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  • Can Employers Discriminate Based on Appearance?
    Can Employers Discriminate Based on Appearance?

    Workplace dress code issues are not uncommon. In states that are "at-will" employment states, your boss can make an employment decision based on any reason, as long as it is not considered a protected ...

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