201412.08
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Miami Commission Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

Miami Commission Bans Gender Identity Discrimination Sixteen years after a sharply divided Miami-Dade County Commission banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, a far more united board on Tuesday overwhelmingly extended the ban to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. The 8-3 vote, after more than four hours of debate and public comments, prompted…

201412.05
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6 Things You Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination

6 Things You Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination On Wednesday, the Supreme Court began to hear arguments in the case of Young v. the United Parcel Service: A woman named Peggy Young is suing UPS for violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, saying she temporarily lost her job as a UPS driver once the company…

201412.04
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act Is Main Topic At Supreme Court

Pregnancy Discrimination Act Is Main Topic At Supreme Court The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tussled over the meaning of the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act Wednesday. The issue is whether the law allows companies to suspend pregnant workers, while allowing other workers with temporary disabilities to remain on the job. In 1976, the Supreme…

201412.03
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Employee Wellness Screenings: Can They Be Forced?

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Employee Wellness Screenings: Can They Be Forced? The controversial programs are under fire from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed suit against Honeywell International in October charging, among other things, that the company’s wellness program, with significant financial penalties, isn’t voluntary. It’s the third lawsuit filed by the EEOC in 2014 that takes aim…

201412.03
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Did UPS Discriminate Against Pregnant Worker By Firing Her?

Did UPS Discriminate Against Pregnant Worker By Firing Her? Women’s reproductive rights are once again before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Only this time, pregnancy discrimination is the issue and pro-life and pro-choice groups are on the same side, opposed by business groups. In 1976, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer that does…

201412.02
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Wrongful Termination Suit Filed By AutoZone Employee

Wrongful Termination Suit Filed By AutoZone Employee A woman who claims that she was discriminated against by her former employer, the automobile parts chain AutoZone, because she is black and practices the Rastafarian religion is asking the state’s highest court to reinstate her lawsuit. Doris Feliciano, born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is black and…

201412.01
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Former UPS Driver Presses Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Former UPS Driver Presses Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have…

201411.25
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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills

Florida Lawmakers File Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills Measures that would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on the job and in public housing and accommodations will get another chance in the Florida Legislature. Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, and Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Boynton Beach, filed bills in the Florida House and Senate respectively that would…

201411.24
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Amsted Rail’s Hiring Practices Violate Discrimination Laws

Amsted Rail’s Hiring Practices Violate Discrimination Laws Amsted Industries, Inc. and Amsted Rail Co. Inc., a leader in the manufacture of steel castings for the rail industry, improperly used physical tests and applicants’ health histories in the hiring process at their Granite City, Ill., facility, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a…

201411.21
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Obama Acts On Immigration, Deferring Deportation Of Millions

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Obama Acts On Immigration, Deferring Deportation Of Millions President Obama used a legal and moral argument Thursday to try to convince the American public that his decision to unilaterally protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation is consistent with the law and necessary to begin repairing a dysfunctional immigration system. In an evening address from…