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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 »

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

Obesity may be an official disease, but how do you prove discrimination?

The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease. Will this help the overweight bring weight discrimination claims against their employers? Here are 7 ways you can prove illegal weight discrimination. Read More »

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Why You Should No™t (And Three Times You Should)

A reader says everything changed at work once she disclosed her PTSD to her boss. When should you disclose a mental illness to your employer? How do you prove discrimination? 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 »

Workers Run Half-Naked As Punishment For Missing Sales Targets

Some ancient traditions don't hang back when it comes to punishment -- cutting off the hands of thieves, castrating rapists, tarring and feathering anyone people didn't like. But when a group of employees failed to make sales goals in China's Sichuan Province, their company decided to go old school, demanding... Read More »

Has The Time Come For Gay Rights In The Workplace?

Has The Time Come For Gay Rights In The Workplace?

Last month marked the first time in American history that a president discussed gay rights during his inauguration speech. Which raises the question: Has the time come to outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace? It's still legal in 29 U.S. states to fire a worker for being gay, and on Friday the... Read More »

Hospital Worker Sakile Chenzira Fired For Refusing Flu Shot, Cites Veganism

Hospital Worker Sakile Chenzira Fired For Refusing Flu Shot, Cites Veganism

More employers are requiring flu shots -- and firing workers who don't comply. Indeed, workers across the country are resisting the drive to mandate the vaccine, as was reported by AOL Jobs and USA Today. The workers are citing medical reasons like allergies and questions over the vaccine's efficacy, even... 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 »

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Everyone knows the flu shot has a serious purpose. After all, it's a safeguard against a condition that kills 36,000 people a year, according to the John Hopkins School of Medicine. But for the workers of one Ohio health center, the risks of skipping out on the vaccine extended beyond increased risk of... Read More »

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