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Employment Discrimination

ADA Shortcoming

ADA Shortcoming

By | Employment Discrimination

When Walmart decided to eliminate greeters from it stores, many despaired. Greeter jobs were coveted positions for many disabled workers because they were jobs that could be performed well and without regard to their limitations. The new “host” positions require the ability to lift 25 pounds and stand for extended…

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NYPD Racism?

NYPD Racism?

By | Employment Discrimination

Three black NYPD detectives who said they were discriminated against because of their race recently received a $700,000 settlement. The detectives, Theodore Coleman, Roland Stephens, and Jon McCollum, put the blame on their commanding officer, Thomas Galati for continually promoting less-qualified white officers and systematically discriminating against them. The detectives…

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Knowing Is Half the Battle

Knowing Is Half the Battle

By | Employment Discrimination

The city of Philadelphia recently settled a claim with a woman who said her supervisors knew for years that another employee was a harassment problem. The woman, Sherron Bell, was an employee in the Office of the City Commissioners’ voter registration division when Francisco Martinez exposed himself to her. She…

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Hello/Goodbye

Hello/Goodbye

By | Employment Discrimination

Walmart made the news recently for its decision to eliminate store greeters. Walmart shopping has long been synonymous with friendly greeters who welcome you to the store. The workers who have made up this welcoming workforce for decades are frequently elderly and/or disabled. In order to do this, Walmart changed…

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NYPD’s Breastfeeding Woes

NYPD’s Breastfeeding Woes

By | Employment Discrimination

After they were forced to pump breast milk in front of coworkers in bathrooms, cars, and locker rooms, five mothers have filed a complaint with New York City about their employer, the New York Police Department. The complaint, which could become a class-action, was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity…

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Walmart’s Gender Woes

Walmart’s Gender Woes

By | Employment Discrimination

Eight years ago, Walmart faced the largest gender discrimination case ever brought against an employer. The Supreme Court spared the company that time by saying that the lawsuit was too large to constitute a class action law suit (it represented 1.5 million Walmart employees). But history is about to repeat…

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EEOC Update

EEOC Update

By | Employment Discrimination

Before the end of last year, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). They reported increases in outreach and enforcement actions designed to prevent and remedy employment discrimination. The EEOC launched a nationwide online inquiry system that included…

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