Sex Discrimination

EEOC: NYC Systematically Discriminates Against Minority Women

by Levine and Blit November 19, 2015 Employment Law

A finding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in response to a 2013 complaint on behalf of more than 1,000 current and former city workers by Local 1180 of the Communication Workers of America has found that New York City has spent the past decades discriminating against entry-level black and Hispanic female employees.  The […]

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EEOC’s Sexual Orientation Ruling: The Legal Issue

by Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC August 12, 2015 Employment Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently came to the conclusion that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is already illegal under federal law. At first, this seems like a huge step forward for the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in the United States. Unfortunately for them, as of right now, the federal courts do […]

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Poll Shows Discrimination Common For Women Returning From Maternity Leave

by wiredbarrister April 5, 2013 Employment Law

Law firm Slater & Gordon has commissioned a report on maternity leave and the effects that it has on job safety. The shocking results show that around one in seven are made redundant while on maternity leave and that 40% of those surveyed saw their jobs changed while they were off. Even more, around a […]

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How Common are the Most Common STDs?

by edralyn January 9, 2013 Criminal Law

If you’ve ever contracted an STD, you know how embarrassing it can be. This is part of the reason why most people don’t think of STDs as being as common as they are – people who have or have had these diseases don’t want to talk about it! But how common are the different kinds […]

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Dental Assistant Fired for Being “Irresistible”

by Bisnar Chase December 27, 2012 Sex Discrimination

Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant, was fired because she was “too irresistible” and posed a threat to her employer’s marriage. According to an ABC news report, Nelson spoke up after an all-male Iowa State Supreme Court ruled that Nelson’s boss, James Knight, was within his legal rights when he fired her, affirming the decision of […]

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Parental Leave: Creating an even Playing Field

by WorkplaceLaw November 15, 2012 Employment Law

Current proposals are being discussed by the UK Government to provide more flexibility around parental leave for fathers and mothers. Is this just another burden for employers or the logical next step to creating equality in our society? The proposals, if brought into force, would allow full maternity leave to be taken by either the […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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