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Weighing In On Airlines Weighing Passengers

Samoan Air announced plans last month to add an XL class for its larger customers to provide larger seats. Which means the airline is going to start weighing passengers.

08/07/2013

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Discriminatory Hiring Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed claims this month against two companies that don’t seem to have much in common – except for their hiring practices.

07/26/2013

Law Doesn’t Prevent Discriminating Against Parents

If your employer stereotypes a working parent by, say, assuming she’ll need more sick time, is that discrimination?

07/16/2013

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No Right To Extracurricular Activities

A New Jersey dad is suing his son’s high school because his son was kicked off the track team. The lawsuit is asking for $40 million.

07/01/2013

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Reading, Pa. Parking Authority Accused Of Bias In Lawsuit

Federal authorities on Thursday accused the Reading Parking Authority in southeastern Pennsylvania of discriminating against Hispanic employees by ignoring years’ worth of ethnic slurs and threats made against them by co-workers and supervisors.

06/27/2013

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Attorney: Pregnancy Related Discrimination Cases On The Rise

With more and more women becoming the primary breadwinner in their families, it is important to know how the workplace is addressing issues of the family, like pregnancy.

06/16/2013

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‘At Will’ Employment

Can you fire someone who, though competent, is so irritating you want to choke him? Yes.

05/15/2013

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Wet Seal To Pay $7.5M In Discrimination Lawsuit

Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by three of the retailer’s former employees.

05/09/2013

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Encouraging Employees To Lose Weight

There is no law that specifically protects people against their employer’s job decisions based on their excess weight.

12/14/2012

Verbal Abuse At Work

Anyone who’s ever worked with a bully knows how awful it can be but is verbal abuse on the job illegal?

09/28/2012

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Doylestown Makes It Illegal To Discriminate Against Women Breastfeeding In Public

A new law in Doylestown means if a mother was breastfeeding in a store, it would be illegal for the business owner or manager to ask her to move, cover up or say something to embarrass her.

09/25/2012

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Baggy Pants Legislation

The way you dress yourself is a form of expression protected under the first amendment. But that right is not unfettered.

09/24/2012

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Employees Who Smell

Employees can be disciplined for issues that affect their coworkers even if it’s not related to the tasks they perform. So body odor , cigarette stench or too-heavy perfume could get you fired.

09/21/2012

The Legalities of Probationary Employment

Does a company have a right to fire a probationary employee for any reason in the first three months? Many companies think so.

09/18/2012

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