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Is it Legal for Employers to Discriminate Based on Weight?

Breaking down an unfortunate gap in the anti-discrimination laws Obesity is on the rise, both in the United States and globally. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated what was already a long-term trend: Americans are gaining more weight than ever, which has implications for both public health and workplace discrimination. Research has shown that overweight workers, particularly...

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Study: Workplace Sexual Harassment Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

Employers need to take these risks seriously In recent years, plenty of media attention has been given to the risks of sexual harassment in the workplace, and for good reason. Sexual harassment isn't just inappropriate; it affects people's careers, their safety, and even their physical health. A recent study funded by the National Institutes of...

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Managers and Coworkers Contribute to Workplace Discrimination

But it's still the employer's responsibility to address it. No workplace is perfect, and anyone who has been in the workforce for more than a week can probably recall at least one instance when they were treated unfairly. However, employees have a right to expect a workplace free from unlawful discrimination, and a new study...

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Microsoft Investors Spur Sexual Harassment Review

A Workplace Harassment Lawyer in West Virginia Provides Details In late November 2021, Microsoft Corp. shareholders passed a nonbinding resolution after reports surfaced of misconduct by co-founder Bill Gates years ago, according to Bloomberg. The reports stated that Gates displayed inappropriate behavior toward female workers. The resulting resolution called for the company to report on...

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Facebook CEO Sued By Ex-Family Office Workers For Harassment, Discrimination

A West Virginia workplace harassment attorney provides the details Two ex-employees are suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife over allegations of sexual and verbal workplace harassment, among other things. The lawsuit was filed in September 2021 by former family office workers in the departments of security and operations management. Between the two, the...

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Ford Motor Company Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

Our attorneys discuss workplace discrimination, workers' rights Ford Motor Company is accused of violating federal law when the company allegedly refused to hire a woman because she was pregnant. The lawsuit against Ford was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They claim Ford violated the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination...

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Workplace Discrimination at Tesla Factory Detailed in New Court Documents

The treatment of black employees was allegedly so bad at a Tesla factory, people had nicknamed it "the plantation." In a reference to U.S. slavery, employees were also allegedly called "cotton pickers." New details regarding allegations of a racist and discriminatory work environment at Tesla's Fremont, California, factory were recently revealed in new court documents....

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Paternity leave needs more support from employers, study finds

Employers need to do more to encourage fathers to take paternity leave, according to a recent study. Researchers say many men do not take paternity leave because they are afraid that taking time off to care for children might hurt their careers. Unfortunately, those fears of workplace discrimination might be real, according to the study’s...

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WVU doctor claims she was wrongfully terminated

No matter how far you go in your career, your rights as an employee can still be violated. Recently, a top U.S. doctor who was recruited by a major West Virginia medical school to start a bone marrow transplant program for children says she was illegally fired for pointing out safety concerns that could affect...

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