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- What Rights Do Nursing Mothers Have When They Return to Work?
If you’re going back to work after having a baby, you may be wondering how you’re going to handle expressing breast milk during the workday.
- Outrage Over Google Memo Goes Too Far
A Google employee's opinion that diversity initiatives should focus less on race and gender prompted outrage.
- Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?
Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied
- Wage-Hours Efforts Uncertain
Two controversial employment guidance letters issued by the Obama administration are now being retracted by the new President and his Department of Labor staff. The two letters were originally issued by the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) and aimed to limit worker misclassification.
- Noncompete Clauses
Many American workers are asked to sign noncompete clauses when they begin working with a new employer. These clauses prohibit them from working for their employers’ competitors for a specified period of time after ending their employment with the company.
- Recent Changes in LGBT Protections
In June 2017, the United States Department of Commerce made headlines by removing language barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity from its annual equal opportunity statement.
- Reasonable Accommodations
Passed in 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids employment discrimination against workers with disabilities. Employees with disabilities have a right to request help or changes to the environment of their workplace or a position that allows them to successfully perform his or her job.
- Female Doctors Face Discrimination at Work
According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, approximately 80 percent of doctors who are mothers face some type of discrimination in the workplace.
- Transgender Employees in the Workplace
The last few years have seen a surge of transgender people finally coming out of the shadows and speaking about their gender identity. If you were not aware before, you may discover that your co-worker identifies as transgender, or if you are transgender you may be more inclined to identify as such at work.
- When Your Boss Can—and Can’t—Ask about Your Health
What if your boss insisted that your doctor was crazy and demanded that you flush your prescriptions down the toilet? That may sound far-fetched, but one fast-food worker is currently suing her employer over that very thing.