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Expected Changes to Workplace Laws Under President Trump – Part II

In Part I of this series, we examined expected changes at the U.S. Department of Labor under President Trump’s presidency.  In Part II, we will take a look at changes already made, and others expected to come, at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Under a Trump administration we […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Abercrombie & Fitch violated the law in firing a Muslim employee

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal judge has found clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch liable for religious discrimination when it fired a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab (religious headscarf). According to the lawsuit, filed in 2011, the Muslim teen worked primarily in the stockroom.  At first she […]

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Federal Agency Says Criminal Background Checks Are Discriminatory

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal anti discrimination laws, initiated lawsuits against two major Companies.  The EEOC charges that these two companies, Dollar General Corp – the largest small-box discount retailer in the United States, and the U.S. unit of BMW, violated Title VII of the Civil […]

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Employers’ Assumptions About Mental Illness Can Lead to Litigation

Let me relate a familiar story: Mr. Black has been working for Premier Corp. for over 20 years.  He is a supervisor on the production floor.  In the last year, he has begun to suffer panic attacks and has been diagnosed with major depression and anxiety disorder.  One day at work, he has a panic […]

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