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U.S. Supreme Court Sides Makes It Easier for Federal Employees to Sue Over Age Discrimination

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In April, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Babb v. Wilkie.  that is a major win for federal workers who are discriminated against by their employers Specifically, the Court held that, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, federal workers have increased protections from age discrimination than those in… Read More »

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Hair Policies: An Increasing Source of Discrimination in The Workplace

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An increasingly important issue in labor and employment law, and employment discrimination claims specifically, involves hair policies that employers may have in place limiting certain types of hairstyles that employees can have. While some might maintain that they are in place for safety or professional reasons, courts and legislatures are finding more and more… Read More »

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Starting in January, Employers Are Open to New Unpaid Overtime Wage Claims Due to New Laws

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Starting January 1, there are new federal rules when it comes to overtime pay that employers need to be aware of. Specifically, there is a new income threshold that employees must reach in order to qualify as being exempt from overtime pay, as well as changes in what employers can consider to be bonuses… Read More »

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US Supreme Court Employment Discrimination Case Could Make History

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In October, the US Supreme Court will hear three cases that will be instrumental in deciding whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In the transgender case, the employer on the other side of the case – who fired the plaintiff from her job… Read More »

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Major Company Sued for Age Discrimination & Gender Pay Inequity Highlights Just How Common These Legal Violations Are in The Workplace

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The working space giant “WeWork” was recently sued for age and gender discrimination and pay inequity. The former vice president accused the company of hiring an employee that was 20 years younger and eventually relinquished him of his job at the company as a result; stating that his job was simply removed. These experiences… Read More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court Has Accepted Three Workplace Discrimination Cases That Could Shape the Future of Title VII Protections

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted three cases that will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. In each of the cases, it is clear that the plaintiffs suing were terminated because of their gender identity. Still, the administration has… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Case Filed Against IBM After Expose Released

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In late March, several former IBM employees filed a lawsuit against the company for employment discrimination; specifically, age discrimination in the workplace. At the time these plaintiffs were terminated from IBM, they were allegedly over the age of 55, and claim, as part of their lawsuit, that they were not provided with the information… Read More »

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Workplace Discrimination Is Still a Huge Problem and Rarely Addressed by the Government

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Although thousands of people report employment discrimination every year, research shows that employers are rarely held accountable by the government. Many have no choice but to seek relief through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, cases rarely get resolved that way. Every year, the EEOC and local and state partners only provide workers… Read More »

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Wrongful Death & Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon

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A number of important lawsuits have recently been filed against shipping giant Amazon, both for wrongful death and unpaid overtime, as we discuss below: Wrongful Death in One of Amazon’s Warehouse Facilities One of those lawsuits involved an incident where an employee collapsed at an Amazon facility and emergency services were not notified about… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Continues for Transgender Individuals Under Administration

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In late October, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that it hopes to have reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It is legal for businesses to discriminate against transgender employees based on their gender identity because federal civil rights laws… Read More »

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