Employment Blog

Can I Sue for Discrimination for Not Getting Promoted?
Age Discrimination, Equal Pay, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

A failure to promote may be the basis of a lawsuit if the facts and law line up on your side. To have a valid discrimination claim against a present or past employer, you would need to show that there...

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How the Motherhood Penalty Hurts Everyone
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

April 27, 2016 America has a complicated relationship with motherhood. Our country constantly talks about how important moms are, but at the same time it rarely follows it up with actual help. In fact, we tend to penalize mothers in...

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How Do I Show That My Layoff Broke the Law?
Age Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

Corporate mergers are famous for creating shareholder “value” by cutting costs. Many times, those costs are the pay and benefits of employees who find themselves laid off—and possibly discriminated against in the process. The University of Tennessee merged its men’s...

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The Huffington Post: North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless — And Sinister
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

April 1, 2016 It’s easy to ridicule North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, but it’s actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery,...

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Can a Retaliation Claim Be Successful Without a Discrimination Charge?
Retaliation, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Retaliation claims are based on protected activity. First, you must have complained about some kind of discrimination, sought a reasonable accommodation for a disability, or sought a medical leave. However, to have a viable retaliation claim, you do not need to...

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DOL Proposes New Antidiscrimination Rules Under the WIOA
ADA, Disability Rights, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WIOA is intended to help educate and train individuals and match up qualified and skilled workers with employers. To achieve these goals, the...

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Can an Employer Deny Lactation Benefits to a Breastfeeding Employee on the Basis of Surrogacy?
Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

You’re a new mother who wants to provide breast milk for your child. The company you work for has a policy that allows employees to take breaks to pump or express breast milk in a designated lactation room. You want...

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EEOC Sues Employer for Failing to Accommodate Pregnant Employee
ADA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

The pregnancy discrimination landscape has been forever changed, ever since the United States Supreme Court decided Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. In Young, the Supreme Court told employers that they had to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, unless they...

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Breastfeeding Challenges for New Mothers Who Work Full-Time
Advice, Caregiver Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

New mothers have been breastfeeding since the human race first inhabited the earth, but apparently, many people, such as Donald Trump, still get upset at the idea of women taking time out of their workday to either breastfeed their child...

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Workplace Rights for Those Suffering From Infertility
ADA, Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

We’ve discussed the rights and protections of employees in the workplace based on sex, pregnancy, the need to care for a loved one, etc. But what about employees who seek treatment for infertility? Do the laws that provide the previously...

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