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Disclosing Bipolar Disorder Key to Discrimination Claims

Workers with bipolar disorders can be as productive and successful as any other worker. However, employers and their workers with bipolar disorder should be aware that disclosure of a disability allows an employer to provide reasonable accommodation under the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The two situations below – one where the […]


Philadelphia Pregnancy Protections and New Required Poster

The City of Philadelphia has amended its Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination to require employers to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with special needs resulting from pregnancy or childbirth. The Ordinance revision adds pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues as conditions protected against discrimination in employment opportunities, public accommodations, and housing. How Philadelphia […]


Breastfeeding and the Workplace

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires workplace provisions for working mothers who recently gave birth if they choose to collect breast milk for their nursing children. Employers must provide reasonable time and a private place for employees to pump breast milk. The reasonable time provision allow nursing mothers adequate time to complete the breast […]


Can You Be Fired for Being Too Pretty?

Of the many different claims of discrimination, can being too attractive be one of them? One such case seems to suggest the answer ‘yes.’ Amanda Holley vs. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, et al Amanda Holley was an Academy recruit at the Port Authority Police Department. According to a complaint filed with […]


Oregon Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Effective January 1, 2014, employers in Oregon with six or more employees must post the newly released Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault and Stalking (DVHSAS) posting. The new Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault and Stalking posting is included on GovDocs’ Oregon State-on-One poster. About the Oregon DVHAS Law Oregon’s Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Harassment […]