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Is Walmart Discriminating Against Pregnant Employees?

Walmart to answer pregnancy discrimination suit file by two employees. Recently two Walmart employees, Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright, filed a lawsuit in Illinois Federal Court, accusing the conglomerate retailer of discriminating against pregnant workers and treating them as “second-class citizens” by allegedly forcing them to continue lifting heavy items, and continue climbing on stairs Read More

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FILES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL SUBCONTRACTOR

This past year, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Baltimore staffing agency (WMS) that provides asbestos removal and demolition workers for federal contractors. At the time of the alleged unlawful activity, the agency had over $6 million in subcontracts for the U.S. government. According to the suit, the agency favored Read More

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NY Metal Company sued for Racial Discrimination

Endless Racial Remarks reported to the EEOC Buffalo, NY – Frontier Hot-Dip Galvanizind a lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment on the basis of race. The metal coating company denies the allegations brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and plans to defend their business “vigorously.” The alleged hostile work environment, according to Read More

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NJ Employee allege Retaliation for Whistleblowing

City Worker fights for Fair Wages New Jersey – A male employee, Patrick “PJ” Leonard, working for the city of Bayonne, NJ has filed a lawsuit in Hudson County Superior Court against the city alleging that he experienced workplace retaliation as a result of whistleblowing. Whistleblowing occurs when an employee offers information regarding workplace misconduct Read More

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Red Lobster to pay $160,000 to settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Red Lobster Restaurants LLC has agreed to pay $160,000 and provide a significant amount of equitable relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three employees of Red Lobster who claimed that they were sexually harassed by the culinary manager Read More

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Pentagon: 20,300 Service Members were Sexually Assaulted or Harassed in 2014

The Pentagon recently reported that there were an estimated 20,300 instances of unwelcome sexual conduct among 1.3 million active service members in 2014. Among these instances, 65% occurred on a military base or ship; 54% of the time, the assailant outranked the victim. Men can be Victims of Sexual Harassment too A common misconception is Read More

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US Labor Department updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for the First Time in 40 Years.

Women make up over 50 percent of the population in the United States and are a significant part of the workforce. Yet, discrimination based on gender (sex discrimination) remains prevalent. As an employment attorney, practicing for over 21 years, I (among many others) have been trying to eradicate this problem from our society while constantly Read More

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Appeals Court holds that isolated Incidents of Harassment can be sufficient for Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

For a very long time, the 4th Circuit had set a very high standard holding that a hostile work environment claim cannot survive unless it was pervasive and on-going. This year, the 4th Circuit finally reversed itself and reinstated a former cocktail waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation lawsuit, stating that isolated incidents of verbal Read More

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New York City Makes Caregivers a Protected Class

On January 5, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. A “caregiver” is defined as “a person who provides direct and ongoing care for a minor child or care recipient.” A “care recipient” is a person Read More

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Gender-based Discrimination Poll in Politics

Hillary Clinton promotes the Woman Card Donald Trump recently gave a speech that included degrading remarks against his competitor’s, Hillary Clinton, presidential campaign. Trump alleged that Hillary’s primary focus in her campaign is the woman card. He further explained that most women do not like the “female candidate.” In spite of Trump’s negativity, Clinton launched Read More

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