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- Do You Have a Legal Right to Express Breastmilk at Work? What Nursing Mothers Need to Know
Hourly and salaried employees may have different legal protections.
- Mayor de Blasio Signs New Laws Enhancing The New York City Human Rights Law
New York City recently enacted new laws strengthening the New York City Human Rights Law.
- Can an Employer Refuse to Hire You Because of Your Weight?
When obesity is – and isn’t – a disability
- Worker Fired for Not Recovering Fast Enough after Surgery
Company sued for violating Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Can You Get Fired for What You Post on Social Media?
Like the answer to so many legal questions, it depends. As more and more people are using social media, this area has become a common ground for employees to post information about their jobs, their personal lives, their views and other aspects of their lives that do not pertain to their work. However, in some cases, employers may have grounds to fire employees for their social media conduct.
- Prohibited Practices in Employment Law
Despite numerous labor and employment laws on the federal, state and local levels, workplace discrimination continues to be a problem in the United States. When employers do not follow applicable laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, they expose themselves to potential civil liability.
- Common Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Millions of people across the country consider themselves or are perceived as having a disability. However, many of these individuals wish to work and benefit society. Employees and applicants are entitled to protection under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Age Discrimination in California
Many older workers find it difficult to find employment after being discharged from their previous employment or reentering the workforce after time out of it. Some employers may inadvertently favor younger employees. Rejecting older applicants in favor of younger ones may expose employers to liability under state and federal laws.
- Prohibited Discrimination under the ADEA
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are age 40 or older. It makes it unlawful to use a person’s age if he or she is at least 40 years old as a consideration in employment decisions in most cases.
- Workplace Discrimination on the Basis of Religion in California
In 2011, the United States saw an uptake in the number of cases filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged workplace discrimination on the basis of religious discrimination. In that year, 4,151 cases were filed, the highest number of filings that existed for the last 20 years.