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Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

In 21 states discrimination against smokers is legal

While many states ban discrimination against smokers, 21 states still permit employers to invade employee privacy. What are your rights in your state? Read More »

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

First Amendment has no power in the workplace

Phil Robertson survived the brouhaha over his public anti-gay and racist comments. Would you? There's no freedom of speech protection at work. Read More »

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

How to prepare when you get the call to meet with HR

You get the call or the email and your heart sinks. HR wants to meet with you. Don't panic! Here's how to prepare for that dreaded meeting with HR. Read More »

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

Steps you can take to stop being a victim of workplace bullying

Is your boss a bully? While workplace bullying isn't illegal, you can take steps to protect yourself and not be a victim. Read More »

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

'Used and abused' asks what a small staff can do

While workplace bullying is not illegal, bullies may cross the line into illegal behavior. Here are five ways your workplace bully might be breaking the law. Read More »

Shutdown Doesn't Stop Employment Law Filing Deadlines

Shutdown Doesn't Stop Employment Law Filing Deadlines

How to file when computers are down

If you have a deadline up for a discrimination or unfair labor practices claim against your employer, the shutdown doesn't give you an extension. Here's what to do. Read More »

Disabled Veteran Wins Landmark Discrimination Suit Against FBI

Disabled Veteran Wins Landmark Discrimination Suit Against FBI

Justin Slaby will be the first FBI agent with a prosthetic limb. Read More »

Catholic High School Fires Gay Teacher After He Gets Married

Catholic High School Fires Gay Teacher After He Gets Married

Being gay and working as a teacher at a Catholic school has proven to be a volatile combination. There have been multiple cases of Catholic schools firing gay teachers: for publicly supporting gay marriage or even having a same sex partner identified in the obituary of the teacher's mother. The latest such case... Read More »

Man Gets Job When He Adds 'Mr.' To His Resume

Man Gets Job When He Adds 'Mr.' To His Resume

By Kim O'Grady It was the late '90s, and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life, I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker's trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer... Read More »

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods market barred employees from speaking Spanish, according to the workers. Read More »

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

NEW YORK -- One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp. Read More »

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

John Schultz, The Quad City Times/Associated Press By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by the Texas... Read More »

Weather Channel Anchor Says She Was Fired Because Of Military Service

Weather Channel Anchor Says She Was Fired Because Of Military Service

The internet is full of tributes to Maj. Nicole Mitchell, "weather babe," who for seven years was a familiar face on the Weather Channel. But Mitchell is far more than just a "Hot Girl of the Weather Channel." She's been a military reservist for two decades, now serving as a member of the elite "Hurricane... Read More »

'Price Is Right' Model Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Award Overturned

'Price Is Right' Model Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Award Overturned

A judge has overturned an $8.5 million verdict awarded to a former "Price is Right" model in a pregnancy discrimination case and ruled a new trial is necessary. Judge Kevin Brazile ruled Tuesday that he didn't properly instruct the jury that ultimately came to a 9-3 decision in Brandi Cochran's favor last year,... Read More »

Can You Be Fired For Calling In Sick -- Even With A Doctor's Note?

Can You Be Fired For Calling In Sick -- Even With A Doctor's Note?

I recently received this question from a reader: Q: I have missed about a week and half of work due to being really sick. I can barely talk and have no voice. Keep in mind here my job is a telesales rep. I call people all day. Are they legally able to fire me even though I have a doctor's note every day I... Read More »

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

By Blake Ellis Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender. She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But... Read More »

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

The average unemployed American now spends 35 weeks job-hunting, an amount almost double what it's been at any point before the Great Recession. And one thing that everyone agrees on: Even though more and more companies are hiring, people who have been unemployed for six months or more aren't getting those... Read More »

Maria Waltherr-Willard: Teacher Cites Phobia Of Children In Discrimination Suit

Maria Waltherr-Willard: Teacher Cites Phobia Of Children In Discrimination Suit

By Alyssa Newcomb An Ohio high school Spanish and French teacher has sued her school district, claiming it discriminated against her because of her disability -- specifically, a phobia of young children -- her sex and age. Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, who has no children of her own, had been employed by the... Read More »

Transgender Teacher, Mark Krolikowski, Sues After Being Branded 'Worse Than Gay'

Transgender Teacher, Mark Krolikowski, Sues After Being Branded 'Worse Than Gay'

By Russell Goldman A transgender teacher is suing a New York City Catholic school after more than 30 years working there, claiming that it wrongfully terminated him for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years... Read More »

How Employers Mistreat Workers -- Legally [VIDEO]

How Employers Mistreat Workers -- Legally [VIDEO]

Most workers have had times in their careers when they felt they weren't being treated fairly by their employer. But the question remains: Is it illegal, and if so, what can I do about it? As part of AOL Jobs' web video series, "Lunchtime Live," employment lawyer and AOL Jobs blogger Donna Ballman fielded... Read More »

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