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Blog Posts in November, 2015

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  • Funeral Home Owner Subjects Female Employees to Sexual Harassment
    Funeral Home Owner Subjects Female Employees to Sexual Harassment

    On October 28, 2015, a funeral home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit alleges that the owner of ...

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  • Termination of Alcoholic Truck Driver Upheld
    Termination of Alcoholic Truck Driver Upheld

    Disability discrimination claims can be very tricky. The determination of what constitutes a protected "disability" must be made on a case-by-case basis. Many medical conditions are easily protected ...

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  • Employers Seeking
    Employers Seeking "Youthful Image"

    The EEOC has recently brought a case of age discrimination against a national restaurant chain whose headquarters are in Orlando, Florida. The case alleges a pattern-or-practice of age discrimination, ...

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  • Biased Testing Requirements as Evidence of Discrimination
    Biased Testing Requirements as Evidence of Discrimination

    Proficiency exams, math tests and other forms of assessment are not uncommon in the employment context. Tests are often used in making hiring decisions. While these tests are not, per se, unlawful, ...

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  • I Have FMLA Leave. Can I Get off Work at Any Time?
    I Have FMLA Leave. Can I Get off Work at Any Time?

    A dangerous assumption some employees make is that, as long as they have FMLA leave , they can take time off work whenever they want and it will be “excused.” The truth is, misapplying your FMLA ...

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  • Hindu Employee Fired For Being a Witch
    Hindu Employee Fired For Being a Witch

    Can you believe that, in 2015, there are still some people engaging in witch hunts? Instead of Salem, Massachusetts, Fort Meade, Maryland is the site of, what seems to be, genuine religious ...

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