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Archive for November 2017

What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Becoming pregnant can be a truly joyous event for many women and their partners. However, it can also be a problem if you have an employer that does not appropriately handle the issue by granting you the accommodations you need. You are legally entitled to certain assistance, but if your employer does not know or…

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HR Departments & Workplace Discrimination Claims

Any company of a certain size is almost certain to have a Human Resources (HR) department. While it may be intimidating at first, especially if one has not worked in an environment large enough to require one, an HR department can wind up being a valuable ally to you, especially if you are unfortunate enough…

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Returning To Work After FMLA Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to be taken in cases of medical emergency for you or a close relative, such as a spouse or child. Most of the time, one is entitled to return to the same position without any changes once the leave has ended.…

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Laws Against Religious Discrimination

Religion is one of the personal characteristics which may not be used to discriminate, as per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, it is somewhat unique in that unlike race, national origin and gender, one’s religious belief is very often not visible or apparent unless discussed. Despite laws against religious discrimination,…

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The Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA)

In today’s workforce, youth is prized. As a result, older workers can sometimes receive inequitable or even illegal treatment in the name of efficiency. While this is obviously against the regulations set out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is also in contravention of the Age Discrimination In Employment Act…

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