Employment Law

Employment Law (111)

Pregnant Workers: Firms Back Strong Legal Protections

Some high-profile companies have joined forces to back a Congressional push for employers to accommodate employees who wish to work during their pregnancy.

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Employers Confront Growing On-the-Job Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis that has gripped the nation has forced companies to deal with the growing ranks of employees struggling with their own drug addictions on the job.

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California Tackles Hairstyle Discrimination in Workplace

California is vying to become the first state to prohibit racial discrimination based on hairstyles--a form of discrimination that has hurt African Americans and people of color in the workplace.

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Minnesota Senate Revamps Harassment, Discrimination Rules

Minnesota Senate members have voted to revamp their rules on harassment and discrimination for the first time in nearly 30 years. So reports the Duluth News Tribune.

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Congressional Bill Aims to Guard Older Workers

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have joined on a bill to bolster workplace protections for older Americans.

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New Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana Gives Employers Pause

A recent Arizona federal court ruling that sided with a Walmart employee fired after testing positive for marijuana should give employers pause about their own such policies in the workplace.

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Iowa Lawmaker Accuses Governor, HR Head of Sex Harassment Flop

An Iowa legislator is alleging that the state’s governor and director of human resources have fostered “a culture of secrecy” in refusing to put out information on sexual harassment cases. So reports the Associated Press.

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Family, Lawyers for Deceased Transgender Man Request His Lawsuit Be Dropped

The family and lawyers of a deceased transgender man who sued South Dakota and the state's human resources director for discrimination recently asked for the suit to be dismissed.

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Companies Standing Up for Transgender Rights Amid Threats

U.S. companies are pledging support for transgender people's legal rights amid a potential policy change by the Trump Administration that would rollback protections.

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Woman Says She Was Drugged At Holiday Party, Sues Firm

A Portland, Maine woman who alleges she was drugged at her company's holiday party and then fired after seeking help as she recovered, has sued her former employer. So reports the Portland Press Herald.

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