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An Instagram post cost an NFL cheerleader her job, and now she's fighting back

Bailey Davis was fired in January from her job as a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints. The offense? An Instagram post. Now, Davis is protesting her firing in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She feels there's
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‘Ground-Breaking’ Ruling Says Transgender Discrimination Is Covered by Title VII

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled, in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based on an employee’s transgender status is discrimination based on “sex” in
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Avoid EEOC Trouble By Smart Hiring, Sound Procedures and Soft Skills

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved 99,109 employment discrimination claims in fiscal year 2017, resulting in $398 million in compensation paid to claimants. Of the claims resolved, 47% were for retaliation by an employer
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Is a Leave Ever a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA?

Dear Littler: One of our key employees was injured in a serious car accident. She qualified for, and took, a full 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to recover. She was supposed to return...
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EEOC Soon to Issue New Sexual Harassment Guidelines

And here I thought we’d be able to make it to the weekend without another above-the-fold allegation of sexual harassment. Fortunately, I have some other helpful, related items… New sexual-harassment guidance from the EEOC
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EEOC Sues to Protect Recovering Addict

As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s fiscal year was coming to a close, the agency filed a slew of discrimination lawsuits. One that caught my eye involves an employer that allegedly rescinded an offer of employment
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U.S. Govt Explaining Job Applicants With Mental Health Conditions Their Rights

In the U.S. the EEOC is out with a short q-and-a for job applicants and employees who have mental health conditions such as depression and PTSD. The document explains that in most situations, applicants can keep their conditions private, and an