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  • Court Upholds Jury Award Based On Repeated Use Of Derogatory Term
    Court Upholds Jury Award Based On Repeated Use Of Derogatory Term

    Unfortunately despite efforts to eradicate sexism and it’s existence in the workplace, many workers still report instances of harassment, name-calling and negative treatment based on their gender. ...

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  • Congress Seeks To Raise Minimum Wage
    Congress Seeks To Raise Minimum Wage

    Raising the minimum wage has taken center stage in Congress and may prove to be a crucial issue this election season. Last week Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) along with more than 100 House Democrats ...

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  • African American Worker Can Bring Discrimination Lawsuit Based On
    African American Worker Can Bring Discrimination Lawsuit Based On "Cat's Paw" Doctrine

    One question that comes up a lot in race discrimination cases is “Can I file a lawsuit against my employer for discriminatory actions of a co-worker? For example, sometime a supervisor or other ...

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  • Race Discrimination Case May Proceed Where Discrimination Is
    Race Discrimination Case May Proceed Where Discrimination Is "Plausible."

    Unfortunately race discrimination continues to occur in many work places. Often times, the actions are not blatant or obvious but may consist of policies or subtle practices that treat workers ...

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  • Skycaps Reach Settlement With Airlines In Minimum Wage Lawsuit
    Skycaps Reach Settlement With Airlines In Minimum Wage Lawsuit

    An interesting minimum wage lawsuit has just settled that has the potential to affect airport workers, including those at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In the minimum wage case, ...

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  • Teacher With Seasonal Affective Disorder Has Claim Under The ADA Against School For Failing To Transfer Her To A Windowed Room
    Teacher With Seasonal Affective Disorder Has Claim Under The ADA Against School For Failing To Transfer Her To A Windowed Room

    Many people wonder what constitutes a disability for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). The ADA and ADAAA make ...

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