Employee Sues Wal-mart After Being Demoted for Religious Observance

Discrimination in the workplace can be based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, age, and more. It also can arise after an extended period where no discrimination was present. A case that was recently filed against retail giant Wal-Mart is one such example. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for…
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Multiple Claims Allege Workplace Discrimination by Florida College

Florida A&M University is a historically black college located in Tallahassee, Florida. The school’s police department, which hired a new police chief in 2013, is being named as the source of rampant discrimination against older employees and white employees, and multiple lawsuits have been filed against the school’s board of directors. At the heart of…
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Ailes’ Out from Fox News as Sex Harassment Case Takes an Unusual Turn

In the past couple of weeks Fox News forced chairman and CEO Roger Ailes from the network in response to sexual harassment charges filed by Gretchen Carlson and echoed by many other female employees. But the lawsuit takes an unusual turn in that rather than naming her employer, the claim specifically names Ailes as the…
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How Social Media Affects the Workplace

Last week, People Magazine ran an article titled “20 Tales of Employees Who Were Fired Because of Social Media Posts.” The lead-in provided a list that included the story of a firefighter claiming that his house was on fire then being tagged in a photo of himself sitting in a kiddie pool, and of a…
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