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- What Protections Does The Americans with Disabilities Act Provide?
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to help the United States benefit from the skills and talents of individuals who happen to have disabilities. It strives to break down barriers individuals with disabilities experienced regarding employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation and telecommunications.
- Walmart Sued For Denying Health Benefits to Same Sex Couple
Walmart may be known as America’s place to shop, but it certainly won’t receive positive press if it becomes known as America’s discriminatory employer.
- Mitigation of Damages in Employment Case in California
As a general rule, civil law strives to make an injured party whole, no more and no less. Courts will reduce an award of damages where they determine that the plaintiff failed to take basic steps after the injury to minimize the harm suffered. This responsibility borne by the plaintiff is commonly known as the duty to mitigate damages, and it is a fundamental issue in any claim for wrongful termination.
- Do You Qualify for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Ask
What the law does and doesn’t say about disabilities.
- Can an Employer Fire/Not Hire Me for Failing a Physical?
Many employers use a variety of pre-employment tests to help find qualified employees. However, some strategies may be illegal if the test is targeted to weed out individuals with disabilities.
- Walmart Worker Urges Disclosure of Gender Pay Information
In an effort to ensure pay equality at Walmart, an employee and shareholder of the company is urging disclosure of gender wage information by the retailer.
- How Can I Ensure that I Receive Fair Pay as a Woman?
Historically, women have earned less than their male counterparts. Nationally, women make about 78 cents on the dollar that each man earns for the same job. However, a variety of laws have been passed to help ensure women of fair pay. Here is an overview of those laws and the steps you can take to ensure that you, as an employee, are receiving a fair rate of pay.
- Mandatory Sick Pay in Philadelphia
A crowd of workers cheered last week at City Hall in Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter signed a bill mandating paid sick leave into law, and the City Council approved the legislation.
- Can I Be Fired for Lying on My Job Application?
Some job applicants decide to lie on their application, in their resume or in answers to interview questions in hopes that these lies or exaggerations will help them land the job. However, employing one of these tactics can cause an individual his or her job.
- Fibromyalgia Patient Sues Employer after Being Fired for Her Disability
A Minnesota woman with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis recently received $30,000 in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit that proved her employer violated the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing her because of her medical condition.