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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Keith Ecker  
Economy Blamed for Spike in Workplace Retaliation

Retaliation by employers was at an all-time high in 2011, according to recent statistics released by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the data, retaliation claims made up 37.4 percent of the total number of overall charges filed in the 2011 fiscal year. This is the second year that retaliation claims have eclipsed charges of racial discrimination, which made up 35.4 percent of all charges in 2011. Retaliation charges have been on the rise for the past several years, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Can Your Employer Demand Your Facebook Password?

You’re all set for the big job interview– suit pressed, fingernails trimmed and all the Facebook photos with the keg and the beer bong set to private. You think you nail the interview– but next thing you know, your prospective boss demands your Facebook password, with which she could examine in detail all your glorious St. Patty’s Day indiscretions. What do you do? Evidence of employers asking for social media passwords Law unsettled and varies by state Employers could be violating …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Ada Kulesza  
Pregnant? It Could Cost You Your Job

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found a sharp increase in pregnancy discrimination complaints over the past 10 years. Women complained of violations that ranged from getting fired during pregnancy or immediately after, to being assigned lower-paying positions because of their condition. In Pennsylvania, a chiropractor notified her employer when she found out she was pregnant. She was hospitalized for nearly two weeks with severe morning sickness that nearly led to dehydration. The company fired the mother-to-be and terminated …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Larry Bodine  
Top EEOC Complaint is Retaliation by The Boss

This is a guest blog entry by David L. Woodard and Danielle M. Barbour, lawyers with Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, NC. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received a record number of charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2011. This marks the second year in a row that charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC hit an all-time high. The EEOC received a total of 99,947 charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2011, a slight increase from the year before. Like …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Pepsi Fined $3.13 Million for Criminal Background Checks

Pepsi Beverages has been fined $3.13 million for racially discriminatory hiring practices, after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found Pepsi’s background check policies were unfair to black applicants. But while EEOC’s investigation has made many human resources departments take a second look at their policies, individual job applicants should still be careful about questioning hiring practice at potential employers. Pepsi got in trouble for a criminal background check policy that turned down applicants who’d been charged with crimes, even …

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