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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Over Workplace Allegations

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned from his position on Tuesday amid sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination allegations. Two female officers in the department filed a federal lawsuit on Monday that alleges employment discrimination, a hostile work environment, workplace retaliation, and more. The suit claims that the police commissioner apparently failed to take […]

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Confronting Workplace Sexual Harassment

 

When sexual harassment occurs in a workplace, the victim may not recognize it right away. It can be subtle, taking place over a long period of time until the effects are apparent. It can also be more blatant and immediately recognizable. Those that are targeted by it may be surprised, offended, or angry, and can […]

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Artificial Intelligence to Detect Discrimination

 

Both conscious and subconscious bias and discrimination happen frequently in workplace settings. Now, artificial intelligence (AI) may help companies avoid unfair hiring and compensation practices using smarter, more relevant algorithms. Already, sophisticated AI helps organizations around the country make talent decisions. For instance, many human resources departments use AI-empowered software to evaluate job candidates. When […]

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Truck Driver Compensated for Wrongful Termination

 

Commercial truck drivers face numerous hazards on the job, including getting caught in snowstorms or other threatening weather conditions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal injuries in truck accidents are more likely to occur during the winter months in northern states. Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, commercial motor vehicles must discontinue […]

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DOJ States Transgender Discrimination Not Covered Under Title VII

 

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) states that cases of transgender discrimination at work are not covered under law. On August 16, the DOJ informed the U.S. Supreme Court that transgender workers are not covered under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act despite other cases resulting in successful outcomes citing employment discrimination of […]

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Franchisee Employment Verification Lawsuit

 

A Massachusetts-based coffee and doughnut franchise company recently sued several franchisees in Delaware and Pennsylvania, demanding that they cease operations. The company had previously terminated their franchise agreements because the operators failed to provide complete documentation showing that their employees were eligible to work in the U.S. The franchisees were also accused of keeping inaccurate […]

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Opera Singer Placido Domingo Accused of Sexual Harassment

 

Multiple women accused famed opera singer Placido Domingo of sexual harassment and retaliation. Nine accusers came forward to allege that the singer made unwanted physical advances toward them and pressured them into engaging in sexual relationships by offering them jobs. When the women rebuffed his advances, they claim that he retaliated against them and negatively […]

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Pennsylvania Refinery Issues Abrupt Layoffs

 

A catastrophic fire on June 21 forced a South Philadelphia oil refinery to close its doors, forcing 1,100 of their employees out of work. Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil refinery on the east coast, informed their employees on June 26 that the destruction from the fire was too costly and forced a shut down […]

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Marijuana Laws Affect Employees and Employers

 

The past few years have brought many changes to state and local laws that affect topics such as paid family leave, privacy regulations, sexual harassment, health care, and recreational and medical marijuana use. The latter seems to be in a constant state of flux, so keeping on top of current legislation is important for users, […]

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Advice from Whistleblowers

 

Employees face a tough choice if they discover that their employer is engaging in fraudulent or illegal activity. Employees can decide to stay silent to preserve their job security, or they can bring the matter to the attention of their supervisors. Staying silent may become intolerably stressful, particularly if the fraud puts public safety at […]

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