December 15, 2018

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Supreme Court Rules on Federal Age Discrimination Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of people over the age of 40 from being fired or passed over for promotion due to their age. The Supreme Court reviewed a case recently involving the ADEA and decided – unanimously – that the law does apply to […]

Google: 48 People Fired for Sexual Harassment

Photo Credit: Travis Wise, CC 2.0 Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Don Shooter, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, and Charlie Rose are all men who have recently faced the consequences of inappropriate sexual advances and similar misconduct. Over the last several months, a number of men have been accused of various forms of sexual harassment and assault. […]

Walmart Accused of Treating Pregnant Employees Unfairly

Walmart is in hot water, and (again) the retail giant is being accused of not treating pregnant employees fairly by forcing pregnant workers at a Menomonie, Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and by denying these employees’ requests to take on easier duties during their pregnancy, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. […]

Workplace Drug-Testing Myths Debunked

With the number of states with legalized marijuana growing every year, more and more questions have come up recently about workplace drug testing and what employee and employers’ rights are with regard to drug testing at work. You may think, “Why are people so concerned about drug testing in the workplace? Are that many people […]

Republicans Ask Court to Overturn Protection for Transgender Worker

In 2013, Aimee Stephens was working for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home in Detroit, Michigan when she decided to write a letter. She had worked at the funeral home for nearly six years, and she wanted to tell her boss that she had decided to transition from male to female. She would still be […]

Dealing with Sexual Harassment from a Coworker

Sexual harassment is a sensitive issue, whether you are the victim or the employer. It has the potential to damage a person’s life financially, physically and emotionally. It not only affects the victim, but also their loved ones and coworkers too. If you believe you have been sexually harassed at work, you may have legal […]

Understanding the Frustrating Process of Wage Garnishment

Wage garnishment, which is governed by Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), affects people in all 50 states and can be enacted at both the state and federal level. This process can significantly impact your day-to-day life, as it may take much-needed money from your paycheck. In 2016, the federal government collected […]

Facing Company Pressure in Sexual Harassment Claims

At the end of April, former NBC news correspondent, Linda Vester, came forward in an interview with Variety, alleging that Tom Brokaw, the venerated anchor at NBC, had groped and assaulted her in the 90s. Vester told Variety that Brokaw had twice attempted to forcibly kiss her, and on a separate occasion, groped her in […]

Sixth Circuit Rules in Favor of Transitioning Transgender Employees

At the beginning of March, the Sixth Circuit delivered a ruling in favor of transgender people everywhere. The court found that an already-existent civil rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against transgender folks for religious reasons. With this most recent ruling, the Sixth Circuit joins a growing chorus of judges who assert that Title VII […]

Possible Solutions for Sexual Harassment Cases

With the rise of #MeToo has come a resurgence of questions surrounding workplace harassment, which is all too common in the US, where at least 27 percent of women have reported experiencing sexual harassment at work. The EEOC released a study finding that “anywhere from 25% to 85% of women report having experienced sexual harassment […]