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  • The EEOC Wants to Mediate: Now What?
    The EEOC Wants to Mediate: Now What?

    If you have been discriminated against at work, the first formal step in the legal process is to file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is necessary ...

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  • Does Title VII Cover Hostile Work Environment Claims Against a Union?
    Does Title VII Cover Hostile Work Environment Claims Against a Union?

    A recent case against the United Auto Workers (UAW) union brought to light an underlying question of whether an employee can maintain a claim of discrimination against a union organization. Though ...

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  • 4 Myths About Employment Discrimination Cases
    4 Myths About Employment Discrimination Cases

    If you believe that someone at work is discriminating against you, one of your options is to file a lawsuit against your employer. Mediation can also be a very useful tool in resolving employment ...

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  • Prior Salary Can be a Justification for Unequal Pay
    Prior Salary Can be a Justification for Unequal Pay

    It is not uncommon for employers to establish hiring policies that set the salary of new hires at 5% more than their prior salary. On the surface, this type of policy is not based on sex. However, the ...

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  • Can an Honest Belief be a Defense against FMLA Retaliation?
    Can an Honest Belief be a Defense against FMLA Retaliation?

    When it comes to retaliation and the motives of an employer, a defense that employment actions were taken based on an “honest belief” of wrongdoing can be successful. It depends on the specific facts ...

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  • Can a Plaintiff be Reinstated after Voluntary Resignation or Reduction in Force?
    Can a Plaintiff be Reinstated after Voluntary Resignation or Reduction in Force?

    No doubt most people have heard about the gender discrimination case against the multinational finance company, Goldman Sachs, brought by five female employees who were denied promotion opportunities ...

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