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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers Discuss the Adverse Effects of Paid Leave

 

A recent case from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has brought an important issue in employment law to many workers’ attention: when going on paid leave can harm an employee’s career. Typically, paid leave is thought to be a neutral action – the worker takes the time they need off work to attend to personal […]

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Philadelphia LGBT Lawyers Discuss Recent Ruling on LGBT Discrimination

 

For many years now, LGBT rights advocates have pushed for changes to existing laws regarding workplace discrimination. Although many states protect LGBT workers against discrimination, federal law does not offer the same protection. Federal law does prohibit employers from discriminating based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information, but it does […]

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New Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fox News Emerges

 

On Tuesday, a new racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox News emerged. Just days after host Bill O’Reilly was ousted by the network for sexual harassment charges, new allegations of racial discrimination at the network have arisen. Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action lawsuit in New York against the network. The filing […]

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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Prompt O’Reilly Dismissal at Fox News

 

Due to numerous sexual misconduct allegations, popular Fox News television host Bill O’Reilly has been dismissed from the network. Since early April sexual misconduct claims surrounded the host, prompted by an April 1 New York Times article that alleged settlements between O’Reilly and five women who accused him of harassment and sexual misconduct were made. […]

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Philadelphia Employments Lawyers: Wage Gap Persists for Women

 

The Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. Back then a woman could expect to earn 59 cents for every dollar that a man made. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, today that number has increased to 80 cents. That is still quite a disparity […]

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Bucks County Discrimination Lawyers: Cancer Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. This can be in reference to chronic, lifelong disabilities, or debilitating illnesses that an employee may suffer. Employees suffering from cancer are protected in several ways. In addition to protections regarding confidentiality of medical information, the Act also provides detailed guidance regarding […]

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