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What are my Rights While I am On Maternity Leave?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to include pregnancy as a protected class. With this law, it became illegal to terminate an employee for being pregnant. It also becomes illegal for employers to discriminate against pregnant women, parents, and prospective parents in any way, such as asking […]

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How Does Age Discrimination Hurt Older Workers?

Age discrimination is legally defined as any form of workplace discrimination against an individual age 40 or over. Age was added to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Like other forms of discrimination, age discrimination can cause a victim to suffer steep financial […]

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Recognizing Illegal Interview Questions

During an interview, you should expect to be asked about your industry experience and the qualities that make you a strong candidate for the role. You should not expect to be asked questions about your personal life, your past, or your personal views. These questions can be used to discriminate against a candidate unfairly, which […]

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Why Would an Employee Seek Reasonable Accommodations?

American employees have the right to seek reasonable accommodations for a variety of reasons. Reasonable accommodations are exactly what they sound like – accommodations to the worker’s schedule, workspace, or job duties that make it possible for him or her to perform the job despite his or her disability, personal needs, or religious convictions. The […]

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What are my Rights Regarding Joining a Union?

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 is a landmark American law that protects private sector individuals’ right to organize and join labor unions for the purpose of collective bargaining. Largely, unions are beneficial to American workers because they are often responsible for advances in workplace safety and wage fairness. Labor unions can be a […]

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Types of Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Embarking on the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment – before you do it, you surely want to learn as much as you can about the process, what your chances of success are, and how much you can recover in compensation. While knowing the exact amount that you might win […]

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What Is the Difference Between an At-fault and a No-fault State?

Each state has autonomy in determining the laws surrounding fault and liability in the event of a car accident involving two or more drivers. Most states have enacted either a fault or a no-fault system (some states have created a blended system, using “choice” at-fault laws). Consider the difference between an at-fault and a no-fault […]

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Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are injured by the fault of another, you almost always have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party for damages. When seeking compensation from the at-fault party, it is smart to have a lawyer represent you throughout the process. An attorney not only knows the law – and can help […]

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EEOC Age Discrimination Defense for Employers

Federal law prohibits employment discrimination of individuals who are 40 years of age or older. This legislation was established by Congress in 1967 because of concern that older workers would be at a disadvantage in finding and keeping work in comparison to younger workers. Examples of this law can be seen in circumstances where a […]

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Negotiating an Executive Employment Agreement

Receiving an offer of employment from a company is a very exciting and significant moment for you. It’s important to negotiate an agreement that is fair and equitable for both you and your business. Many times a company will not want to do this in writing, but it’s best to you as a new employee […]

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