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October 14, 2019

What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? [Examples & FAQs]

In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was created to protect people from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. While this was a very positive step toward protecting workers’ rights, age discrimination and harassment still occur in every industry and sector today. In a survey conducted by AARP, two out of three workers aged 45 and older said…

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May 23, 2019

Sexual Harassment at Work: Sherman Law Representing NH Woman

Sherman Law is representing a former Planet Fitness manager in an employment lawsuit against the company. The New Hampshire woman claims she was subjected to a male-dominated, debaucherous, and hostile work environment. She asserts claims of sexual harassment that included rape and retaliation against her for reporting it. The plaintiff alleges that the human resources department was aware of the…

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June 22, 2017

Discrimination at Work: Why You Need to Act Fast

In the case of Green v. Brennan, Marvin Green was a mailman experiencing racial discrimination at work in the form of threats, harassment and demeaning comments. After filing informal complaints against his employer, Green was subjected to retaliation in the form of further harassment. The Postal Service’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office advised Green to then file a formal…

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November 16, 2015

Religious Discrimination and Freedom Stirs Controversy

  Wars are waged over it. We are warned not to discuss it at social events lest we want to induce a fiery debate that just may turn a nice evening with the neighbors into World War III. Religion. It is hard to think of a more globally debated and controversial topic than religious discrimination.

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November 9, 2015

The Fight Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  With the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same sex marriage, the discussion about sexual orientation discrimination has been brought to the forefront. Up until this point sexual orientation discrimination in the United States has been a somewhat murky area of the law, with no clear language under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibiting it. In response to…

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October 26, 2015

Standing Up Against Ethnicity Discrimination

  Discrimination based on ethnicity or national origin happens in every country across the globe and has been a significant issue throughout history. Oftentimes ethnicity discrimination is fueled by conflicts between nations and groups, misunderstanding of culture, the generalization of populations, the need for power and general ignorance. Since the U.S. entered into conflict with the Middle East in the…

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October 19, 2015

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Race Discrimination Claim

Race discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2013 there were 31,073 race discrimination claims filed, according to the EEOC. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination illegal, employers still, over 50 years later, continue to make employment decisions based on race, negatively affecting millions of workers…

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October 5, 2015

A Startling Truth: Pregnancy Discrimination in the U.S. is on the Rise 

  In 1978 the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed, protecting women from being fired or discriminated against due to pregnancy. Yet, in the last 15 years, pregnancy discrimination in the U.S. has risen by nearly 50%. The increase in pregnancy discrimination cases filed with the EEOC in recent years is troubling to say the least.

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August 17, 2015

Final paycheck laws in New Hampshire – 72 Hours if Employee Notice

  Final Paycheck laws in New Hampshire? What are the final paycheck laws in New Hampshire?  When do they apply?  How? The law applies to both private and public employers.  Rockingham County recently learned that it means that New Hampshire state law, RSA 275:44, II provides that all employees that provide at least one pay period notice of their departure are…

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