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Omissions Make Sexual Harassment Policies Ineffective

 

No employer wants to face a sexual harassment suit. Neither do they want sexual harassment to impact any of their workers. To this end, nearly every organization in the United States has a written sexual harassment policy to alert workers to proper conduct in the workplace. Yet, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered […]

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Working Families Flexibility Act

 

There have been dramatic changes in the workforce over the years, and yet employees are still bound by outdated federal workforce rules from the 1930s. That is why the House recently passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (WFFA) of 2017. If enacted, the WFFA will give employees who work overtime the option of either paid […]

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NJ Legislators Pushing to Expand Family Leave Benefits

 

The Assembly Appropriations Committee in New Jersey approved an expansion in family leave benefits on Monday. The proposed family leave law would increase benefits and give workers job protection. Assemblymen voted 8-2 in support of the law that would increase the benefits available to caregivers of newborns or ill family members. Currently, the program offers […]

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Philadelphia Discrimination Lawyer: What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination?

 

Employers who discriminate against workers, applicants or contractors can face stiff penalties. Under federal discrimination laws, employees are protected from discrimination based on a protected characteristic. Protected characteristics include age, disability, gender, marriage, pregnancy, race, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation. Discrimination may be direct or indirect. In direct cases, an employee is treated unfavorably […]

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers Discuss Race Discrimination

 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against discrimination on the basis of race and color as well as national origin, sex, disability or religion. In the workplace, it is illegal to discriminate due to race in regard to hiring, termination, compensation, promotion, job training, or any other right of employment. […]

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Working Women Face Numerous Forms of Sex Discrimination

 

Quantifiable wage gaps between men and women clearly indicate workplace sex discrimination; however, unequal pay is not the only discrimination issue that working women face. Gender inequalities also become apparent in cases involving limitations for women in business and office sexual harassment. In addition to having fewer business opportunities than men and not earning equal […]

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Cancer Survivors Experience Disability Discrimination During Interviews

 

Cancer is a life-altering experience; looking for a job after surviving cancer may be just as life-altering. Although a prospective employer generally cannot ask questions about health status, few would suspect that surviving cancer would be a deal-breaker. Unfortunately, research indicates otherwise. Research Related to Cancer Survivors and Employment Discrimination In a study published in […]

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