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  • Reverse Sex Discrimination Case Filed Against Restaurant Chain
    Reverse Sex Discrimination Case Filed Against Restaurant Chain

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. This means that employers may not take gender into consideration when it makes employment decisions, including ...

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  • Underreporting of Time Not An Excuse To Violate the FLSA
    Underreporting of Time Not An Excuse To Violate the FLSA

    Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally employers must pay all non-exempt workers overtime compensation at a rate of time and a half for all times their standard rate of pay for all ...

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  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

    Georgia news reports that Atlanta’s fire chief has filed a complaint for discrimination after he was terminated following a controversy over a religious book he wrote. In the book, he denigrated ...

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  • Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?
    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?

    A North Carolina has filed a pregnancy discrimination case after her boss failed to give her shifts following a request for lighter duties. According to the complaint, the 27-year-old certified ...

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  • Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation
    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation

    With the proliferation of smart phones, it is easier than ever to communicate. An employer may send a quick text or email after work hours, and expect a response. However, the ease of communication ...

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  • What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?
    What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Justice Department, and many courts across the country have stated that it’s illegal to discriminate against employees for being transgender. In ...

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