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  • UPS Settles 9-Year Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    UPS Settles 9-Year Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Even with the EEOC's new enforcement guidelines, explaining the various protections pregnant employees have from discrimination in the workplace, disparate treatment still occurs. The United Parcel ...

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  • Employers Can No Longer Avoid Retaliation by Isolating the Decision Maker
    Employers Can No Longer Avoid Retaliation by Isolating the Decision Maker

    One hurdle employees frequently need to overcome in retaliation cases is establishing retaliatory motives. That hurdle is made more difficult when the person who "technically" makes the challenged ...

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  • Job-Related Anxiety and the ADA
    Job-Related Anxiety and the ADA

    Employees are protected from discrimination at the hands of their employers, based on certain disabilities. The ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibits employers from making employment ...

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  • Can I Be Fired While on Maternity Leave?
    Can I Be Fired While on Maternity Leave?

    A mother who is terminated while on maternity leave may assume that she has a legal claim for discrimination. However, as with most legal claims, it depends. It depends on the reason for the ...

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  • Can the Refusal to Rescind a Resignation be the Basis for Retaliation?
    Can the Refusal to Rescind a Resignation be the Basis for Retaliation?

    The technical definition of "retaliation" occurs when an "adverse employment action" is taken against an employee because that employee engaged in "legally protected activity." It is commonly ...

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  • Federal Court Focuses on Intent Behind Racial Slurs
    Federal Court Focuses on Intent Behind Racial Slurs

    In a very recent decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal district court was ridiculed for its handling of a racial harassment case involving the N-word and references to lynching. ...

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