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Transgender Employee Sues Fast Food Chain for Wrongful Termination

 

A transgender employee who formerly worked for a popular fast food chain in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on Friday against the company for harassment, hosting a hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The former cashier claims that her managers failed to protect her from derogatory taunts from co-workers and customers and that they […]

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Is Your Employer Violating Work Laws?

 

Workers in the United States are the beneficiaries of a long history of struggles by working men and women to secure basic employment rights. Beginning with the rapid industrialization of society, workers fought for safe working conditions, fair pay, the right to unionize, and many other labor rights, which are enshrined in law today. Yet, […]

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What Should I Do After I Leave My Job Due to Sexual Harassment?

 

Leaving one job for another tends to present unique challenges for a worker. These challenges are intensified for victims who left their job due to sexual harassment. Many victims are unsure how to find a job following harassment. This is especially true if the sexual harassment case tarnished the relationship with their employer. Therefore, it […]

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New Proposed Rule Regarding Restaurant Workers’ Tips

 

Something new may be coming to the menu for restaurant workers around Pennsylvania, however, not everyone is thrilled about its debut. The federal government has floated a proposal that would change the way restaurant employers are expected to pay employees who are eligible to receive tips. The proposed measure would encourage all tips to be […]

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Ex-NAACP Employee Accuses Supervisor of Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual Harassment can happen at any time within any type of organization. In a news conference, a woman who worked for the NAACP in North Carolina alleged unwelcome sexual conduct from her supervisor who is now running for president of the NAACP state chapter. In her statement, she claimed that the NAACP cannot fight racism […]

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Placido Domingo Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

 

The onstage world of opera is elegant and dramatic, but what goes on offstage is often quite tawdry. Placido Domingo, founder of the Los Angeles Opera, is stepping down as General Director after multiple accusations of sexual harassment and is withdrawing from scheduled performances. He also broke with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where he was […]

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NBC Frees Workers from Non-Disclosure Agreements Due to Harassment

NBC made the decision to free former workers from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding sexual harassment that they may have experienced on the job. It was announced on Rachel Maddow’s program on MSNBC that any former employee who fears coming forward and reporting instances of sexual harassment that they may have encountered while working for the […]

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Digital Ads Found to Discriminate Against Women and Older Workers

 

Digital discrimination has come to the forefront thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When asked to investigate complaints of widespread age and gender discrimination in Facebook ads, the EEOC concluded that seven organizations violated discrimination laws when seeking new employees. What makes the decision particularly noteworthy is that […]

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Comcast Executive Files LGBTQ Discrimination Suit Against Employer

 

A longtime Comcast executive filed a LGBTQ discrimination suit against his employer in Philadelphia in early October. The executive served as the LGBTQ liaison for the company and worked with them for nearly 20 years. He claims that he faced name-calling, was passed over for promotions, failed to receive equal pay for his work, and […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Allegations Against Pet Waste Removal Company

 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has brought suit against DoodyCalls, a pet waste removal service, for discrimination following the termination of a pregnant employee. The company allegedly let the employee go with the reasoning that it was in the best interest of the employee and her unborn child. The EEOC contends that it […]

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