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What Are Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications?

The average U.S. worker believes that any type of discrimination in employment is illegal, when in reality this is not the case. In rare situations, it is possible to discriminate in hiring and employment if the characteristic in question is what the law calls bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ). This designation is seen in Title…

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Understanding Prohibited Personnel Practices

Most employers have the best of intentions, though they may unwittingly run afoul of certain employment laws at some point. Others, however, may deliberately resort to unethical or inappropriate practices to help weed out the job applicants and employees that they do not wish to hire or engage with. In this post, we’ll discuss prohibited…

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Myths About Immigrant Workers Rights

Too often, employers will buy into myths propagated about immigrant workers rights in order to have an excuse to either refuse to hire immigrants or to subtly mistreat immigrant workers they do hire. However, many fall into line with such behavior simply because they are uneducated on the actual requirements of the law. If employers…

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Sex vs Gender Identity in Discrimination Claims

Sex or gender discrimination is sadly common among certain employers, choosing male applicants over qualified females, and in rare cases, the reverse. However, as jurisprudence and society both evolve, an interesting question appears sometimes in sex discrimination cases, especially in the workplace. Where does this leave transgender people, if it addresses their rights at all?

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Working With A Hostile Work Environment Lawyer

Every workplace has its share of teasing and jokes, but there comes a time when the line is crossed. It can be difficult to determine when jokes are acceptable and when a hostile work environment has been created. If you have questions or concerns, it is generally a good idea to seek experienced legal assistance.…

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Whistleblower Retaliation Cases & Your Rights

Whistleblowing is when an employee informs state or federal authorities about certain conduct that is illicit or unlawful. Given the obvious disinclination of most employers to be caught engaged in inappropriate conduct, becoming a whistleblower (also called a relator) has its risks. However, there are laws to protect relators from any form of retaliation, so…

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Can I Take FMLA Leave?

Sometimes, unexpected events simply happen, and one might need time away from work in order to deal with the fallout. In these cases, most people choose to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), assuming they are able. However, for some it is not possible to do this. If you have experienced a…

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