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  • Common Questions about Pregnancy-Related Workplace Limitations
    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 new ...

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  • ADA Accommodations also Apply to Applicants
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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