You’re An Idiot If You Discriminate Because Someone is Gay


Congress is currently considering the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prevent employers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Pennsylvania recently joined the crowd, with Judge Jones committing Pennsylvania’s law prohibiting same-sex marriage to the ash heap of history. Some creative plaintiffs’ lawyers have discovered methods of bringing lawsuits against employers for discriminating based on sexual orientation.

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Impact of NFL’s Potential New Policy on Tattoos

Careers Done Write

law covers discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, and gender. An annual survey from the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania stated that 61% of HR managers responded that a tattoo would reduce a job applicant’s chances of hire. job discrimination nfl tattoos

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“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

On the other hand, if the purpose of recording a conversation at work is (a) to make a record of wrongful, improper or illegal activity, such as embezzlement, discrimination or retaliation, or (b) to make a record of your objecting to, complaining about or seeking to halt wrongful, improper or illegal activity, then making the recording of the conversation may be not only proper, but wise and commendable.

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Walmart Changes Will Force a Disabled Employee Out

Evil HR Lady

For the past 10 years, Adam Catlin has worked as the store greeter at the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Walmart. Illegal discrimination or simply a job change? Catlin has cerebral palsy which affects his ability to walk, lift, and even hold a pen. But, he was able to greet people, which was the primary function of his job.

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You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

Discrimination against people for their sexual orientation is wrong, right? Michigan and Pennsylvania have similar protections, but they come through court rules or executive decree rather than legislative action. We should hire, promote, and pay people based on what they contribute to the business not on who they date (or don’t date). But, federal law isn’t clear and right now, LGBTQ people only have clear protections in place in some states.

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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Ms. Career Girl

The law is under scrutiny for overwhelming concerns that it could allow a path to discrimination against gay people. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The post Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

“Am I entitled to commissions on sales that took place before I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Who’s right? Wendy Allentown, Pennsylvania Answer: Wendy, first of all, my condolences to you on the loss of your father. Though I am not licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, I have reviewed the law there. Like most states, Pennsylvania law first asks this question: Did the Employer and Employee agree, between themselves, when the commissions would be earned? Fortunately, Pennsylvania Has a Tough, Employee-Friendly Law on the Subject.

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Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Altoona, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania passed a law just last year that become effective January 1, 2012 that does just that. The new Pennsylvania law’s provisions are a little complicated: The law imposes an offset on unemployment benefits that is calculated by subtracting 40 percent of the “average annual wage” under the Unemployment Compensation Law from the total severance amount. Question 1: Can an employer lower commissions caps?

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Say What?: A Legal Terminology Guide


For example, in Pennsylvania a Writ of Summons does nothing more than inform the defendant (or defendants) that the plaintiff intends to file a lawsuit against them and does not state the alleged wrongs committed. For example, in an employment discrimination case, the plaintiff may request all company emails that discuss the plaintiff. For example, if you have an office in Pennsylvania, you most likely can’t be sued in Utah, if you don’t do business in Utah. Discovery?

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave. Be our Friend.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

If what you went to HR about was your belief that you were being discriminated against, or harassed, it is likely that what your supervisor has done is even a violation of law. Question 3 – Is pay that is lower than your predecessor’s an indicator of discrimination? Now I am not the type to jump on the discrimination bandwagon, but I feel as though there is something wrong here and possibly illegal. David, any difference in treatment might be an indictor of discrimination.

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Unions, HR, & The Free Choice Discussion


The EFCA also increases penalties for discrimination of union drive participants, and after 120 days, there is a mandatory binding arbitration to ensure the first contract. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced that he planned to oppose cloture (ending the debate and moving to vote) on this bill. Objective Judgment + I ndependent Thought = Desired Value. Brief History of Unions.

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“In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Georgette Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Answer: Georgette, I’m glad you wrote in: what you are contemplating is illegal, and a serious crime, at that. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Blog » “In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that I know how much different employees are paid?” “In In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that I know how much different employees are paid?”

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Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Is it perhaps a matter of discrimination? Salford, Pennsylvania. Question 1: Can the clients of an independent contractor use the subcontractor that was used by the independent contractor after the subcontractor has ended the independent contactor/subcontractor relationship? . Chrystal. Clinton Township, Michigan. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.” With one possible exception: if they agreed (with anyone) that they would not do so. Freedom is so sweet, Al Sklover. We now offer a.

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Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration


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fired without warning, employers with spelling errors, and more

Ask A Manager

While I’m destroying your beliefs about employment law, I’ll also add that while this might be a workplace that felt hostile, it doesn’t sound like a “hostile workplace” in the legal sense, which requires discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or other protected class.). The only laws I can find for my state (Pennsylvania) say that employers must provide “reasonable time” for nursing moms to express milk, but don’t say how much time.

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I work with my boyfriend, I’m allergic to my office, and more

Ask A Manager

Ultimately, I hold different religious beliefs than my educational background would lead someone to assume, and I don’t want to be discriminated against because of them. I currently have an out-of-state phone number from Pennsylvania, and I was laid off from my job a year ago and I had no choice to move back to Georgia with my family until I can get back on my feet. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

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