What Does Pregnancy Discrimination Look Like?

Georgia is a great place to raise children. But while many of the state’s employers say they are “family-friendly,” numerous pregnant women face employment challenges when they choose to start their families. Fortunately, federal laws against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace exist. Both employers and employees must be aware of and comply with relevant anti-discrimination…

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Common Misconceptions About Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Religious discrimination in the workplace can be a complex and sensitive issue. Several common misconceptions surround this topic. It’s important to dispel these misconceptions to promote a better understanding of the rights and responsibilities related to religious diversity in the workplace. Here are some common myths: Myth #1: Religious discrimination only involves major religions. Religious…

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How Do You Prove Wage Discrimination?

It has been more than 50 years since wage discrimination became illegal in the United States, yet persistent pay gaps between men and women, different races, younger and older employees, and those with and without disabilities still exist. Wage discrimination in the U.S. is a significant issue, and various studies and data sources highlight persistent…

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An Update on the CROWN Act

Hair is often considered an expression of one’s personal identity, heritage, and ancestry. However, many Black and brown people feel pressured to leave their natural selves behind in the interest of avoiding hair-based discrimination. According to the 2023 CROWN Workplace Research Study, Black women’s hair is more than twice as likely as white women’s hair…

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Making a Discrimination Claim Under 42 U.S.C. §1981

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents an employer from discriminating against an individual based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, another federal law—42 U.S.C. §1981—provides additional protections to victims of race discrimination. Part of the post-Civil War Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 was initially passed…

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Laws Protect Veterans from Discrimination

Veterans often face many challenges after returning from military service, including acclimating to civilian life, obtaining quality medical care, and starting and/or resuming a previous career.  Fortunately, federal laws exist which have been designed to help veterans in the workplace, including ensuring they are not victims of discrimination, and allowing federal employers to give preferential…

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Discrimination Lawsuit Filed After Company Pressures Workers to Discriminate Against Customers

A national chicken wings franchise is being sued by a former employee based on a hostile work environment.  The Title VII race discrimination lawsuit asserts that the franchise fostered an environment that encouraged discrimination, including race discrimination, age discrimination, discrimination based on a disability and retaliation.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

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Can Employers Mandate Measles Vaccinations?

The recent measles outbreak has many workers concerned – both whether they are at risk for contracting the disease and alternatively, whether they may be forced by their employer to get a vaccine.  The issue has sparked a debate among many workers – those concerned about the dangers of diseases, and those who believe that…

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What type of damages am I entitled to if I suffer employment discrimination?

A number of federal and state laws prohibit employment discrimination. These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex, religious, gender and race discrimination. Additionally, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibit discrimination…

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