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Category: Workplace Discrimination

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

Your rights under a multi-national employer

As corporations become increasingly multinational, it is understandable that their managers may misunderstand which law they are bound by. In the United States and its territories, U.S. employment law controls. All covered workers regardless of their citizenship or work authorization

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Pressures at home connected to increase in litigation

In 2014, a $187 million in punitive damages were awarded by a federal jury to a female employee that her employer discriminated against her, demoted her after she became pregnant and later fired her. Punitive damages are awarded to punish

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Dept. of Labor busts another company for discrimination

Federal contractors are held to higher standards than most private sector companies. They must pay higher wages, provide more worker protections and are under greater civil rights protections. This is the lesson that Gordon Food Service Inc. is learning as

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The three types of religious discrimination

The Constitution and the Amendments lay out the various rights that people have as citizens of the United States. One of those rights is the freedom to exercise their own religion. This means that neither the states nor the federal government

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An overview of the Americans with Disability Act

The Americans with Disability Act was a landmark law that granted protections for disabled Americans to access work, stores and many other activities that other people take for granted. Specifically, the ADA mandates that employers give equal opportunity for disabled

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Employers sued for discriminating based on sexual orientation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or “EEOC”) filed two lawsuits in the beginning of March. These two lawsuits allege employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Specifically, that these two employers allowed a pattern of hostile actions and harassment to

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Your employer cannot discriminate based on national origin

Discrimination based on sex, skin color and religion are easy to spot and highly ingrained in the American psyche. But a less well-known factor in discrimination is national origin. National origin is not discrimination based upon immigrant status, it is

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Federal act protects you from age discrimination

Most people are familiar with the classic examples of prohibited discrimination like race and religion. What you may not know is that your employer is also prohibited from discriminating on the basis of age. Sometimes, employers would prefer to push

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You are entitled to a fair hiring process

The prohibition against workplace discrimination is slightly misleading because these protections begin before you start and extend after you leave work. Anti-discrimination laws prohibit the prejudicing of any employee or job applicant because of their race, color, religion or culture

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Breaking down EEOC procedures

So, you are thinking about filing an official discrimination complaint against your employer. Maybe it was because of some offensive material in the break room. Or maybe your boss fired you because of your race or religion. Regardless of how

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