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Employment Law (119)

McDonald’s CEO Firing Shows Less Tolerance for Workplace Sexual Relationships

McDonald’s decision to fire CEO Steve Easterbrook after learning he engaged in what the fast food giant calls a consensual relationship with an employee highlights how more corporations are embracing a zero-tolerance stance in such situations.


Discrimination Based on Hair Style Ruled Illegal in Cincinnati

Cincinnati has ruled that discriminating against people who wear their hair naturally is illegal. So reports USA Today.


Non-Binary Workplaces Gain Momentum

More workplaces are embracing a non-binary world where people are able to identify by their preferred pronoun with much needed guidance coming from a federal agency.


Teacher Canned for Refusing to Use Transgender Pupil’s Preferred Pronouns

A Virginia high school fired a French teacher alleging he violated the school board’s policy by refusing to call a transgender student by "preferred pronouns." Now, that teacher has filed a lawsuit. So report NBC News.


Police Sergeant Suspended 35-Days for Sexual Harassment of LGBTQ Officer

A Hartford, Connecticut police sergeant accused of sexual harassment toward an officer who served as the LGBTQ liaison was recently slapped with a 35-day unpaid suspension. So reports The Hartford Courant.


NYS Revamps Workplace Harassment Rules

New York State last month revamped its workplace harassment and discrimination laws, striking a “severe or pervasive” standard of behavior from the law. This change makes it easier for victims to file harassment complaints. So reports the Times Union.


How to Deal with Death in the Workplace

Most employees who face a terminal illness may decide going to work is no longer a priority, but those who continue to show up could pose a challenge for managers.


Korean-American Intel Employee Alleges Firm Favors Indian Workers

A Korean-American software engineer for Santa Clara-based Intel Corp. has alleged in a lawsuit against the firm that it favors workers of Indian origin over other employees. So reports Indica News.


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.


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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