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Employment Law (128)

High Heels Spark New Workplace Equal Rights Fight

High heels have become an unexpected catalyst in a new fight for workplace rights. Nicola Thorp charged that her supervisor told her to leave work in December after she refused to wear two-to-four-inch high heel shoes, according to an article in The Guardian.

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Sex Harassment Scandal Slams Grand Canyon Park Staff

The superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park retired amid complaints that he failed to act forcefully against sexual harassment allegations. So reports National Parks Traveler.

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Fireable Offenses: Theft, Assault…Baby Bump?

Selling makeup at a posh Saks Fifth Avenue shop worked out fine until Tiffany Kantrowitz says she became pregnant, according to an article from Think Progress

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Star Demands ‘Equal Pay for Equal Play’

Carli Lloyd, co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team, is one of five teammates filing a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer, claiming the women’s team is unfairly paid less than the men’s team. So reports The New York Times.

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All Men Are Created Equal, Except on Broadway

It’s been the hottest ticket on the Great White Way for a year, and continues to sell out months in advance. The hit musical “Hamilton,” based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, features a racially mixed cast and a hip-hop score. Yet a recent ad placed by the show’s producers seeking “non-white” actors has run afoul of labor lawyers in New York and around the country.

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Is Age Discrimination a Thing of the Past?

In so many ways, technology companies in Silicon Valley are on the cutting edge of American industry. And yet, while some Silicon Valley firms attempt to address race and gender bias, they make no bones about green-lighting age discrimination. That's according to a recent LinkedIn Pulse article.

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HR Director Held Liable Under FMLA

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined an HR director may be held personally liable as an “employer” under the Family and Medical Leave Act. So reports the National Law Review.

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Major Newspaper Vows to Eliminate Pay Gaps

Top executives at Dow Jones & Co. recently announced to their staffs that they were committed to eliminating gender- and race-based compensation gaps in the newsroom. So reports The Washington Post.

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Figure Prominently in EEOC Suits

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to expand its understanding of what constitutes discrimination in the workplace. So reports WorkplaceClassAction.com

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