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  • Family Leave Rights Apply To Domestic Partners
    Family Leave Rights Apply To Domestic Partners

    In a victory for non-traditional families , the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division has recently issued a clarification of what the terms “son” and “daughter” mean with the effect of ...

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  • Sexual Attraction Not Necessary For Harassment Claim
    Sexual Attraction Not Necessary For Harassment Claim

    Actions constituting sexual harassment or those that create a hostile work environment can take many forms such as lewd comments, inappropriate touching, and sexually explicit joke telling. Despite ...

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  • Alternative Modes Of Communication May Be Considered A Reasonable Accommodation
    Alternative Modes Of Communication May Be Considered A Reasonable Accommodation

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provides that disability discrimination is illegal. Specifically, the ADA prohibits discrimination against “qualified individuals with a disability” ...

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  • Jury Finds Medical Center Discriminated Against Muslim Doctor
    Jury Finds Medical Center Discriminated Against Muslim Doctor

    In May a federal jury awarded a Muslim Egyptian-born man over $3.6 million, as the result of severe religious and race discrimination that forced him to resign from his job at the University of Texas ...

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  • Worker's Who Receive Commissons Not Always Exempt Under The FLSA
    Worker's Who Receive Commissons Not Always Exempt Under The FLSA

    In a recent decision, Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Service, Inc. , a federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois determined that window washers may proceed against their employer with a ...

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  • Security Response Does Not Create Hostile Work Environment
    Security Response Does Not Create Hostile Work Environment

    In a recent sexual harassment case , an administrative assistant asserted that her company’s response to her complaints of sexual harassment under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act created a ...

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