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Capitol Hill Sexual Harassment

 

When sexual harassment becomes an accepted component of workplace culture, it can be very difficult for victims to act against their harassers. Many employers have anti-harassment policies in place to provide clear guidelines about what constitutes sexual harassment, and how it is to be reported and handled within the company. Sexual harassment does not just […]

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Silenced Workplace Harassment

 

It is not uncommon for a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace to remain silent. Not only can a victim lose their job for speaking openly about sexual discrimination and assault, but those who speak out may face legal action despite being a victim of an unacceptable crime. While it may seem like victims […]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination is a Form of Sex-based Discrimination

 

Unlike race, religion, sex, and national origin, sexual orientation is not a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Technically, this means that it is not illegal for employers in the United States to discriminate against job applicants and employees based on their sexual orientations. However, one case involving a sky diving […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination at NJ Realty Group

 

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of discrimination that can have a substantial impact on a working woman’s life and the lives of her family members. Pregnancy discrimination involves very specific forms of mistreatment; therefore, it is recognized as a category separate from sex discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the […]

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Healthcare Organizations Targeted for Discrimination Lawsuits

 

Discrimination in the workplace is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, workplace discrimination against disabled applicants and employees still happen. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sues employers who discriminate against workers with disabilities. Recent lawsuits indicate that healthcare organizations are special targets of the EEOC. The EEOC discovered that medical […]

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Whistleblower Rights in New Jersey

 

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees who face retaliation for taking certain actions in the workplace have the right to seek compensation for their related damages. These actions include taking steps to combat legal violations in the workplace. Whistleblowers, employees who combat such violations by reporting them to law enforcement, […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Claims – By Males

 

Many employers in the United States agree that it is wise to recognize the needs of pregnant women in the workplace. Employers are often flexible when it comes to work hours because they value their female employees. However, the same courtesy does not always extend to fathers, which can result in pregnancy discrimination in the […]

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Hotel Work and Sexual Harassment

 

A union that represents hotel workers recently issued a report about the state of sexual harassment in the hotel industry. After seeing the results, one of the union organizers who conducted the survey came to believe that indecent behavior by guests has almost become the normal atmosphere. The union’s survey of nearly 500 hospitality industry […]

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Retaliation Following Involvement in a Claim

 

In recent news, a former principal and chief academic officer of a charter school in Philadelphia filed a civil rights lawsuit. Allegedly, she was let go from her job for supporting a colleague’s sexual harassment complaint against the CEO of the company that operates the school. The company claims that not renewing her contract had […]

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Vision Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Vision impairments including blindness are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the ADA prohibits employers from acts intended to discriminate against an employee. An employer may not refuse to hire or terminate an employee for a visual impairment unless the loss of sight prevents the […]

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