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Zev Antell

Retaliation Must Be Taken Seriously By Employers and Employees

Most federal laws from which employees derive rights contain what’s called an anti-retaliation provision. Basically, these provisions provide protection of employees who have engaged in a…

Josh Laws

Senate finally acts to protect disabled workers

On September 11, 2008 the United States Senate finally passed a new bill to protect disabled employees and put teeth back into the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the New York…

Josh Laws

Religious discrimination treated as seriously as race or sex discirmination in New Jersey

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that religious discrimination hostile work environment claims should be analyzed exactly like hostile work environment sexual harassment and hostile work…

Josh Laws

Religious discrimination costs $735,000 in New York

No employee should suffer religious discrimination or any employment discrimination. And in New York City a man recently won a $735,000 verdict because his employer discriminated against him for…

Josh Laws

Men are filing more employment law suits than ever before

The Family and Medical Leave Act isn’t just for women anymore.
According to a report by Tresa Baldas, more men have been asserting their right to care for their family members under the Act….

Josh Laws

Same-sex harassment now on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is known for its sumptuous desserts and generous portions. However, some Cheesecake Factories are now offering a new item: hot, buttered same-sex sexual harassment.

Josh Laws

Older Workers Gain Some Protection from Mass Layoffs

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that older workers who allege age discrimination during a mass layoff do not have the burden of proving that no reasonable factor motivated the employer.

Zev Antell

Despite Congressional “Support,” Federal Employees Struggle to Gain Whistle-Blower Protections

Within the past year and a half, both the House and Senate have passed bills grantingexpanded protections forfederal employees who become whistle blowers. Perhaps you’re thinking "Great, the federal…

Josh Laws

U.S. Supreme Court decisively protects employees from retaliation

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that two federal laws protect employees who complain of race discrimination and age discrimination from retaliation by their employers.
In a 7-2 opinion…

Josh Laws

Police officers win $10 million judgment for opposing discrimination against co-workers

The City of Philadelphia is $10 million dollars poorer this morning after a jury returned a verdict in favor of three police officers who were retaliated against after they objected to the racial…