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EEOC Case: Gender and Disability Discrimination

A female worker with a disability was demoted for questioning why her male counterpart earned a higher hourly pay rate. Then the employer refused to provide reasonable accommodation. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] Eloisa Schlaff worked at Taprite for 15 years, moving from an assembly position to a Quality Control Inspector. Then one day she […]


Rhode Island Pregnancy Discrimination Law, Poster

Pregnant workers in Rhode Island are now protected from workplace discrimination in hiring, termination, job promotion, and benefits. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] The State of Rhode Island expanded the protections granted by its Fair Employment Practices Act to include employees and job applicants with “conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions”. The […]


D.C. Pregnancy Protection Posting Released

The District of Columbia’s Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act notice is finally released. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] D.C.’s new Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PPW) took effect March 3, 2015; however the D.C. Office of Human Rights only released the new required notice in June 2015. The PPW requires District of Columbia employers to […]


SCOTUS Rules in Favor of the Hijab and Religious Freedom

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued after being denied employment because she wore a hijab. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] In an 8-1 decision (EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch) the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an employer may not refuse to hire an applicant based on religious beliefs […]


Employee Fired for Postpartum Depression

An employee who provided customer assistance to healthcare patients and pharmacists soon found herself in need of an advocate for her own disability case. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] A Reimbursement Case Advocate, Meron Debru, informed her employer (The Lash Group Inc.) of her pregnancy and requested short-term disability leave for the birth of her […]


San Francisco Releases New Employment Discrimination Posting

The City of San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission released a new posting required for all employers with a business tax registration certificate from the City or that hold contracts with the City. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] The new San Francisco workplace discrimination notice informs employees and independent contractors that employers and persons engaging the […]


EEOC Fines Company for not Accommodating Religious Belief

Mims Distributing Company, Inc. has been ordered to pay $50,000 in order to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Christopher Alston, a practicing Rastafarian, applied for a job as a delivery driver with Mims. Alston was told that he could have the job if he cut his hair. Alston informed […]


2014 in Review: U.S. Labor Law Posting Changes

Although government isn’t typically thought of as a dynamic go-getter, 2014 proved that Federal, State, and Municipal agencies take an active interest in laws pertaining to the workplace. Here’s the roll-up of 2014 labor law posting changes in the U.S. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] 2014 saw a total of 321 labor law posting changes […]


Delaware Protects Pregnant and Transgender Workers

The Delaware Department of Labor revised the Delaware Labor Law Poster required for all employers to reflect the inclusions of pregnant and transgender employees as workers who are protected from employment discrimination. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] What Changed on the Delaware Labor Law Poster? The revised posting includes Gender Identity as a class protected […]