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Discrimination

4 Reasons Not To Wait To File A Charge Of Discrimination Or Retaliation

Posted on: July 23rd, 2022 by

Discrimination is a common occurrence and many of the people who face discrimination do not file a claim. In this blog, we go over 4 reasons why you should not wait to file a charge of discrimination. 1 There is a Time Limit There are anti-discrimination laws that help to define what types of actions…

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Chicago Meat Authority Settles Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: May 21st, 2022 by

Recently, the Chicago Meat Authority, a Chicago meat processing plant, made the news, but not in a way that had anything to do with meat processing. The company settled a lawsuit against it for $1.1 million. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in February 2018 alleging that the Meat…

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Disability Discrimination: What is “Perceived Disability”?

Posted on: April 15th, 2022 by

Most people realize that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because of your actual disability. However, employees may not realize that it is also unlawful to discriminate because an employer thinks you have a disability, even if you do not have what the law might consider being a disability. This type…

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Are You in a Protected Class?

Posted on: January 10th, 2022 by

Contrary to popular belief, actions taken against you that may feel are unfair or wrongful may not be illegal. Actions that are based on illegal employment discrimination may be illegal under employment discrimination laws if two things happen: The person being discriminated against is being treated that way because they are in a “protected class”;…

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What Is “Adverse Employment Action”? Why Does It Matter?

Posted on: December 5th, 2021 by

Federal and state laws prohibit employers from taking “adverse employment action” against someone for being a member of a protected class. Protected classes are those who are considered “minorities.” Your age, sex, religion, race, creed, or skin color might put you in a protected class. Anti-discrimination laws do not protect employees from petty insults or…

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The Difference Between Wrongful Termination and Lawful Termination

Posted on: October 12th, 2021 by

There are a lot of reasons that someone could lose their job. Perhaps the company was downsizing, or you got in a fight with your boss. In general, most reasons given by the employer for termination do not create a wrongful termination, even if you do not agree with the decision, or the reasons or…

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Employment Discriminations Basics: What Is “Adverse Employment Action”?

Posted on: September 10th, 2021 by

To have an employment discrimination claim, you must show that the discrimination you are claiming led to an “adverse employment action.” This very specific language can be found in both federal and state law. It is also commonly found in case law that addresses employment discrimination claims. But, what does it actually mean? What is…

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Disability Discrimination: What is “Perceived Disability”?

Posted on: August 5th, 2021 by

Most people realize that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because of your actual disability. However, employees may not realize that it is also unlawful to discriminate because an employer thinks you have a disability, or that your condition makes you disabled, even if you do not have a disability or…

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Illinois Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on: March 28th, 2020 by

An Illinois employee recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Danville, according to aWCIA newsreport. The employment discrimination claim also names former city leaders. The employee, a former administrative assistant, alleges discrimination on the basis of race and sex. The city fired the 51-year-old Danville employee, Lisa Robinson, in 2018. Robinson started working for the…

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D.C. Retailer and EEOC Resolve Disability Discrimination Matter

Posted on: September 28th, 2019 by

Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, which operates an outlet in Northwest Washington, agreed to pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle allegations it discriminated against two deaf employee who applied for jobs. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart refused to provide accommodations, such as closed-captioned training videos and sign language interpreters, to two hearing-impaired applicants.…

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