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  • Court recognizes 'hostile work environment' claims under ADA
    Court recognizes 'hostile work environment' claims under ADA

    A “hostile work environment” claim is one in which an employee claims an employer maintained a workplace so unbearable due to discriminatory actions of coworkers or supervisors that it was impossible ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court to discrimination defendants: Don't delay
    U.S. Supreme Court to discrimination defendants: Don't delay

    Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employees can take employers to court for discrimination based on race,color, religion, sex or national origin. But the law requires that an employee first ...

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  • Noncompetes for low-paid workers? Not so fast ...
    Noncompetes for low-paid workers? Not so fast ...

    Loss of a good worker means the hassle of hiring a replacement, training the new person and getting other workers to pick up the slack in the meantime. It’s even worse if the departing employee had ...

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  • Nursing mother claims on the rise
    Nursing mother claims on the rise

    The case of Autumn Lampkins should serve as a warning to employers to be mindful of the needs of nursing mothers. Lampkins, an assistant manager of a KFC in Delaware, gave birth to a son and needed to ...

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  • Resume-screening programs could raise discrimination concerns
    Resume-screening programs could raise discrimination concerns

    If you’re a desirable employer in a competitive job market, you probably get dozens if not hundreds of applications when you post an opening on a job board like monster.com or indeed.com. Thankfully ...

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  • Salesman's family can't recover for fatal accident during commute
    Salesman's family can't recover for fatal accident during commute

    Generally if you’re hurt in an accident commuting to or from work, you can’t receive worker’s compensation benefits. That’s because of the “coming and going” rule which says such accidents don’t occur ...

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