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  • Not Every Request for Accommodation Under the ADA is Reasonable
    Not Every Request for Accommodation Under the ADA is Reasonable

    The employer, in this case, was a large business that operated its customer support call center in Memphis. One of its customer service representatives (CSR) was a woman with depression and anxiety ...

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  • Can Rumors and Employee Drama Constitute a Hostile Work Environment?
    Can Rumors and Employee Drama Constitute a Hostile Work Environment?

    In an interesting case out of New York, an employee claims she was terminated after complaining about sex-related rumors about her circulating in the workplace. Although the harassing sexual comments ...

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  • Is There a Time Limit for Filing an Employment Discrimination Claim?
    Is There a Time Limit for Filing an Employment Discrimination Claim?

    Practically every type of legal claim has a time limit in which you must file that claim or else you are barred from doing so. Personal injury claims, like slip-and-falls or car accidents, have pretty ...

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  • Wal-Mart Truck Drivers Awarded Millions for Wage and Hour Violations
    Wal-Mart Truck Drivers Awarded Millions for Wage and Hour Violations

    In a recent case against Wal-Mart, brought by hundreds of California truck drivers working for the retail giant, the jury awarded $54 million for wage and hour violations. According to the lawsuit, ...

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  • Can Refusing to Honor an Employee's New Name be National Origin Discrimination?
    Can Refusing to Honor an Employee's New Name be National Origin Discrimination?

    An employee in New Jersey filed a national origin discrimination lawsuit based on his employer’s refusal to use his new name on his paychecks. According to his pro se lawsuit, Erwin LeJon-Twin El ...

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  • Potential for Employment Discrimination Through Social Media Searches
    Potential for Employment Discrimination Through Social Media Searches

    In this modern day of the internet and social media, some employers have found ways to discriminate even before an application has fully been reviewed. According to a recent study, a substantial ...

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