Employment Blog

How Not to Quit
Advice, Employment Agreements, Retaliation

Everyone has his or her limit. Maybe you’ve reached yours. Don’t like being treated like a cog in a machine? Is your boss a bully who raises himself up by pulling others down? Maybe you found a better opportunity elsewhere or...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

In the news and on many people’s minds this week was the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry and striking down bans on same-sex marriage across the country....

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
ADA, Article Roundup, Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

This week in family responsibilities discrimination, there was a lot of coverage of legislative efforts—both federal and state—to protect women from employment discrimination. There were also articles about insurance and paid leave as well as discussions about interesting pregnancy discrimination...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Article Roundup, Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

This week in family responsibilities discrimination news, we reflected on the past, worked to make repairs in the present, and revealed how the future will (hopefully) look. Reflecting on the Past 50 years of Griswold This week marked the 50th...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

Despite the evidence that workplace support for families creates more satisfied and more loyal employees, many employers still feel that employees with family responsibilities are an inconvenience and respond by treating those employees unfairly or even firing them. This week, a...

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Does a Pay Cut Threat Count as Retaliation?
Retaliation

To successfully sue for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a plaintiff must establish three elements, one of the elements being that the plaintiff suffered an adverse employment action. Examples of adverse employment actions include...

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Background Checks and Federal Law
Retaliation

Background Checks and Federal Law: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities Employers are increasingly using credit reports as a basis to make hiring decisions and many of them break federal law when they do so. If you lost out on a...

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Retaliation
Retaliation

If you are still employed and someone discriminates against you, or if you are pregnant, or if you are disabled—tell human resources in writing (e-mail is fine). Why? Putting your employer on notice of discrimination against you or any condition...

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