Federal Employee Wins at U.S. Supreme Court on Age Discrimination Claims

  April 6, 2020—The U.S. Supreme Court today found that federal employers have broader anti-discrimination requirements under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) than private sector employers.  Therefore, federal workers are entitled to broader protections in employment decisions as they must be “made free from any discrimination based on age.” Under the ADEA,…

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Equal Pay Day and the Legacy of Lily Ledbetter

April 10, 2018 is the 22nd Annual Equal Pay Day, which was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996. Equal Pay Day was determined to fall on a Tuesday, to illustrate how far into the next work week a woman has to work to make the same amount as her male counterparts.…

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FAQs about Sexual Harassment and How to Protect Yourself

What is sexual harassment? Employees are protected from unwanted sexual attention in the workplace under federal law, Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many state and local laws. Employees protected under the federal law must work at a facility that employs 15 or more employees, and covered employers include private and…

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Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

Have I been discriminated against based on my pregnancy? For many, upon learning that they will welcome another living being into their lives is a moment to celebrate.  However, this news can be a  source of anxiety for expectant mothers in the work force.  They wonder if they’ll be fired or fear they’ll be demoted…

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