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Can I Be Denied A Promotion Because My Spouse Works With Me?

Can I Be Denied A Promotion Because My Spouse Works With Me?

Can my employer discriminate against me because I'm married to a coworker?

You're up for a promotion but they won't consider you because your spouse works there. What are your rights? Our employment law expert answers this question Read More »

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code?

Can an employer change appearance rules after you are hired?

Your appearance was fine until your employer changed the dress code. Now it isn't. Is that legal? Our employment law expert answers this reader question. Read More »

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Actions may violate Department of Labor requirements

A confrontation between a Queens mother and a carnival ride operator got ugly when the worker refused to let the woman's blind daughter on the ride alone. Read More »

This Week's Greatest Hits (June 16 - June 20)

This Week's Greatest Hits (June 16 - June 20)

Top picks for news, advice, and more

This week we covered religion-based employment discrimination, Indian casinos, and much more. Read More »

Girl Asked To Leave KFC Restaurant Because Scars Were Scaring Customers

Girl Asked To Leave KFC Restaurant Because Scars Were Scaring Customers

Cruelty camouflaged as customer service; KFC investigating

The grandmother of 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher, who is recovering from a pitbull attack, says she was asked to leave a KFC restaurant in Mississippi. Read More »

Can My Employer Ban Me From Speaking Spanish To Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Ban Me From Speaking Spanish To Co-Workers?

Are English-only workplace policies legal?

An AOL Jobs reader is ordered to stop speaking Spanish to her coworker. Are English-only workplace rules legal? Our resident employment law expert explains. Read More »

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

To get hired, you may need to be an insider

High-profile online shoe retailer Zappos has done away with job postings. Now, you must join 'Zappos Insiders' to be considered for a job. Is that fair? Read More »

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

New to the world of work? Know your legal rights

If you're a teen or young adult entering the workplace, know your rights at work. Our resident employment law expert explains what laws protect you. Read More »

Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

What an illegally harassed human resources professional can do

If you're harassed at work, you're supposed to report it to HR. But what if you're HR? Our employment expert advises what to do when HR is the victim. Read More »

Can My Employer Tell Me Where To Live?

Can My Employer Tell Me Where To Live?

Is discrimination based on where you live illegal?

An AOL Jobs reader asks whether a boss can make her daughter move closer after 2years of commuting. Our resident employment law expert explains her rights. Read More »

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 »

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