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Archive for December 2018

“Ban The Box” & Employment Discrimination Against Ex-Convicts

The World Prison Brief lists the United States as having the highest prison population per 100,000 people in the world, being far and away the leader among industrialized nations. However, it is no secret that U.S. prisons generally focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation. As such, convicts are generally not treated well even after they…

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Whistleblowing & Employment Discrimination

Employers are not infallible. At times, they can act against their employees’ best interests when it serves their bottom line. If this violates the law, employees have an obligation to inform on their employer. But many do not out of fear of reprisals. If you are discriminated against or experience what is called an adverse…

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Supreme Court Docket May Impact LGBTQ Employment Rights

The cases pending before the Supreme Court in its upcoming term are varied, as always, and have the potential to affect many different groups. Pundits have noticed, however, that there are several cases pending as of this writing that may affect LGBTQ people more than most, especially in the realm of employment. These are cases…

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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Technology is ever-evolving. As it changes, the law must change with it. This is the major reason why the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was passed in 2008. Before GINA’s passage, employers and others in authority in a person’s life were prohibited from discriminating on bases like race, gender, and nationality. But if they wound…

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