March 2014 Archives

Discrimination lawsuit filed after years of painful comments and actions

Every employee has a right to a safe workplace which is free of harassment, violence and discrimination. In fact, employers who either condone or engage in discriminatory actions against an employee may find themselves the subject of an employment discrimination lawsuit.

EEOC releases new guidance on religious discrimination at work

One of the most controversial forms of workplace discrimination today involves attire worn by individuals of faith. Many workplace discrimination claims have been filed in recent years against major companies which would not hire, would not promote or otherwise engaged in religious discrimination against individuals compelled to wear the attire required by their religious doctrines.

Pregnant workers are still regularly discriminated against

For numerous short-sighted reasons, pregnant women are still regularly discriminated against in the American workplace. This seems like a particularly odd form of discrimination given that pregnancy is temporary and the majority of pregnant women require few reasonable accommodations, if any.

Former Union Executive Director Joe Kahraman Vindicated by Judgment Against EAA: Union Admits Liability for Its Retaliation for Whistleblowing, Defamation, Malicious Prosecution, Breach of Contract and IIED

Joe Kahraman recently obtained a judgment of $165,200 against the Engineers and Architects Association (EAA), Zachary De Corse and former EAA Board-members Larry Rolon and Sharon Johnson. Mr. Kahraman is represented by Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP.

Unpaid interns often lack critical legal protections

When college students, graduate students and others looking to gain valuable experience apply for unpaid internships, they may not realize that they may be unprotected in the event that they are sexually harassed or otherwise discriminated against. Due to reasons that are hard to understand, current employment law provisions and interpretation do not always lend themselves to protecting unpaid interns from otherwise illegal behaviors in the workplace.

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