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Archive for December 2016

A Brief History of Title VII

While many in the U.S. take employment discrimination protection for granted, the reality is that these protections are relatively recent in terms of our country’s history. Most anti-discrimination laws draw their inspiration from the Civil Rights Act of 1964, more specifically from Title VII. While it does not include every protection one can think of,…

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What Is Wage Discrimination?

There are multiple ways by which an employee can be discriminated against. One of the most insidious is wage discrimination. Wage discrimination may be used against employees of a specific race, gender or other group, or it may be used as a weapon against individuals. If you are able to show that you are part…

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Workplace Retaliation Laws & Workers’ Compensation

The majority of U.S. workers with full-time jobs are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, meaning that if you are injured on the job, your injury will be covered by your employer’s insurance company at minimal cost to you. However, some employers will punish employees for filing a claim, either by firing or some other negative…

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