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October 2015 Archives

When an employer violates employment laws

While U.S. labor and employment laws have helped ensure for the fair and equitable treatment of millions of U.S. workers, a significant number of U.S. employers continue to engage in activities that violate these laws. From a manager who makes disparaging comments about an employee's religion to a worker who is fired for taking time off to care for an ailing loved one, employers who fail to uphold and violate employment laws can and should be held accountable.

Deaf woman files ADA lawsuit against Starbucks

In an August blog post, we commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since it was signed into law, the ADA has helped protect and preserve the rights of millions of disabled workers to fair and equal treatment in the workplace. While the ADA lays out actions that violate its terms and provides clear directives on how employers can remain compliant, unfortunately some employers continue to discriminate against disabled workers.

How the gig economy is creating confusion for employers and workers alike

There's a saying related to the fact that the only thing you can count on is that things will always change. For U.S. workers, gone are the days when an individual was hired right out of high school or college and pledged allegiance to and rose through the ranks of one company throughout his or her working years. Today, not only are people likely to have several jobs during their lifetime, but the jobs they hold may have various employment classifications.

Why speaking up is the only way to stop sexual harassment at work

If questioned, most male and female workers would likely agree that sexual harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated. However, these same workers likely have very different ideas and opinions about what types of comments and behaviors actually constitute as sexual harassment.

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