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EEOC FY 2015 Report
Robin Shea at Constangy has a great article with graphs and charts for the EEOC FY 2015. http://bit.ly/1SaRg3H
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Racists Comments Can Be Protected Activity. What?
In a recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board Division of Judges, racist comments are protected so long as the comments are not imminent threats. On June 5, 2015, Administrative Law Judge, Randazzo, ruled that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (he...
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Social Anxiety Disorder Is ADA Disability
Christina
Jacobs
worked as a deputy clerk at a courthouse in New Hanover County, North
Carolina.
Jacobs was assigned to provide customer service at the courthouse front
counter. After suffering from several panic attacks and extreme stress
from her
posit...
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a common occurrence. There are women, and some men, who suffer from repeated sexual harassment. According to The Restaurant Opportunities Center United, 70 percent
of female food service workers are victims of sexual ha...
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U.S. Supreme Court Case - Potential Victory for Pregnant Employees
  On March 25, 2015 the United States Supreme Court remanded a
pregnancy discrimination case back to the United States Court of Appeals for
the Fourth Circuit Court. Petitioner Young was a part-time driver for respondent
United Parcel Service (UPS). Young b...
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Racial Preference of Patient Not a Defense to Discrimination
Plaintiff,
an African-American female, filed a claim against Pals of Pasadena
Hospital alleging violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 for intentional racial
discrimination. In August 2013, an elderly Hispanic female was admitted
to the hospital after being mugg...
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Protection of Religious Beliefs in Workplace
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination
against any individual because of such individual’s religion in the
workplace. Under Title VII, “religion” encompasses all aspects of
religious observance, practice and belief. 42 U.S.C. ...
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Disciplinary Action including False Statements was not Adverse Action
Patricia Wagner left her job after receiving a written
reprimand, including false statements, from the sheriff. Wagner sued the
sheriff under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging she suffered an adverse employment
action in retaliation of her protected speech. On appe...
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ACLU Assists Pregnant Employee (Asheville, North Carolina)
After being employed with Sava
Senior Care’s Brain Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville, NC
for two years, Jamie Cole was unable to return to work due to a
complicated pregnancy. In April 2013 Cole’s doctor recommending that she
no longer do ...
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Workplace Harassment Still Major Employee Concern
According to EEOC Chair, Jenny
R. Yang, approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the EEOC are
based on workplace harassment. To prevent workplace harassment, Yang is
establishing a task force to bring together experts from the employer
communi...
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