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Genetic Discrimination Cases On The Rise

Genetic Discrimination Cases On The Rise

Moments after birth, the exact time and cause of death of every human being is determined through a genetic test. Those with a high likelihood of a disease or a learning disorder, or a lower life expectancy, are then resigned to a menial job. This is the world of "Gattaca," a 1997 film set in the... Read More »

Tire Dealer Charged With Bias Against Women

Tire Dealer Charged With Bias Against Women

When a company hires over 1,000 new employees over a period of three years, and none of them are women, there is likely something suspicious. Mavis Discount Tire, which owns Cole Muffler, and has 130 locations across the Northeast, is allegedly guilty of exactly that, and The Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More »

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Federal job discrimination complaints rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on religion and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the... Read More »

Pepsi Beverages Pays $3.1 Million In Racial Bias Case

Pepsi Beverages Pays $3.1 Million In Racial Bias Case

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants -- even if they weren't convicted of a crime. The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More »

Disability Employment Resources 101

Disability Employment Resources 101

By Sarah Laugtug, career consultant and executive editor of ilivewithadisability.com The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the October 2011 disability employment data, and the news was encouraging. According to the news release, unemployment for people with disabilities ages 16-64 was 13.2... Read More »

The Pregnant Job-Seeker: What You Should And Shouldn't Do

The Pregnant Job-Seeker: What You Should And Shouldn't Do

By Calli Tapler With 66 million women in the U.S. workforce, it is inevitable that some women will be searching for a new job while pregnant. There are a myriad of valid reasons why an expectant mom would be searching for a new job, such as company layoffs or a need for change (not to mention needing financial... Read More »

How Can You Help The Unemployed? Support The Companies That Hire Them

How Can You Help The Unemployed? Support The Companies That Hire Them

The unemployment rate is holding firm; companies continue their refusal to hire the unemployed. We wonder what more a nation of desperate job seekers can endure. They are terrified and we can all become a member of that class of people, the unemployed. Read More »

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

It was the seatbelt extender that did him in. When Ronald Kratz alerted his superiors at a Houston-based plant run by BAE Systems that he was having trouble buckling the seatbelt of a forklift that he was operating, he suggested he use a seatbelt extender. Read More »

When The Empire Strikes Back: A Lesson About Workplace Retaliation

When The Empire Strikes Back: A Lesson About Workplace Retaliation

Kyle Walski had joined Smythe Brothers Finance Group at its inception in the mid-'70s, when he finished his MBA. Peter and Rick Smythe had a dynamic vision to plan retirement packages for clients. Kyle was enamored by their creativity and turned down a six-figure job in San Francisco to join the Smythes'... Read More »

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