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  • Can an Employer Require Medical Information About Pregnancy at Any Time?
    Can an Employer Require Medical Information About Pregnancy at Any Time?

    Under an important federal law known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are allowed to take medical leave from work without worrying about losing their jobs. This includes ...

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  • Manipulation of the Interview Process Could Be Discrimination
    Manipulation of the Interview Process Could Be Discrimination

    Discrimination claims associated with hiring and promotion are often very difficult to prove. If the only evidence you have of discrimination is the comparison of qualifications for a particular job, ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Have a New Standard
    Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Have a New Standard

    The United States Supreme Court very recently released its opinion on pregnancy discrimination claims in Young v. United Parcel Service . This ruling sets a new standard for proving pregnancy ...

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  • How Far Can an Employer Go to Prove an
    How Far Can an Employer Go to Prove an "Honest Belief"?

    In response to most employment discrimination suits, employers are required to prove that the reason they took an action against an employee was not discriminatory. This is often shown by ...

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  • Understanding the Direct Threat Defense to ADA Claims
    Understanding the Direct Threat Defense to ADA Claims

    Most employers are aware of the prohibition against disability-based discrimination ; however, in nearly all cases where an employer is suspected of discriminating against a disabled employee, they ...

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  • Filing EEOC Claims: Be Careful What You Agree To at Your Job
    Filing EEOC Claims: Be Careful What You Agree To at Your Job

    Surely you have heard the warning–"read the fine print." Don't dismiss this warning, especially in the context of your employment. While many employers do not create employment agreements per se, ...

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