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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Supreme Court Says No to Woman Who Lost Job Due to Dreadlocks

An Alabama woman who lost her job in 2010 after she refused to cut her dreadlocks learned last month that the Supreme Court won't take her case.


#MeToo Fallout Overwhelms HR Departments

Eight months after the #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement exploded virally on the Internet and spilled out into the real world workplace, human resources teams are still bogged down with a growing number of employee complaints.


Pregnant Women's Workplace Rights in Focus After U.S. Senator Duckworth Makes History

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth's history-making moment in April shined a spotlight on pregnant women who still are subject to discrimination in the workplace.


#MeToo Sparks Strong Demand For Anti-Harassment Videos

As more human resources departments deal with the fallout from #MeToo, video producers have seen huge interest for their sexual harassment videos.


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