Employment Discrimination in Pennsylvania

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There are many types of discrimination which may occur in the workplace, including racial, age, religious, or discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. Discover more about what constitutes discrimination and what to do if you feel you are being discriminated against at work in Pennsylvania.

  • ContentPregnancy Light Duty Rules: What You Need to Know

    Are you pregnant and employed? If so, hopefully you won’t be too shocked at the way your employer treats you after they hear the news.

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  • ContentExamples of Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

    Job and schedule modifications are only the tip of the iceberg.

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  • ContentAre You Entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation?

    "What is a reasonable accommodation? A reasonable accommodation means a change to the job or working environment that enables an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job, or that enables an applicant with a disability to apply for a job."

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  • ContentCan a Disabled Employee Request to Work from Home?

    An employee’s disability or medical condition may temporarily or permanently prevent the employee from accessing or reporting to the job site, or from performing his or her job functions there. If the employee can perform his or her job at home, without undue hardship to the employer, the employee can request to work at home as a reasonable accommodation.

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  • ContentReduced Hours May Lead to Discrimination Claims

    There is a class action case pending in the Federal Southern District of New York alleging the popular family bar and restaurant, Dave and Buster’s, discriminated against its employees by cutting work hours to avoid providing those employees with health insurance.

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  • ContentWorking as a Transgender Individual in Pennsylvania

    Transgender workers should be aware that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that is charged with jurisdiction of federal employment discrimination law, has taken the position that transgender people are a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects workers from discrimination based on gender.

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