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Abercrombie Settles Hijab Discrimination Suits

Abercrombie & Fitch agreed on Sept. 23 to settle two employment discrimination suits with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on the clothing retailer’s firing and refusing to hire workers who wore hijabs, or Muslim headscarves.   Hijabs in the Crossfire In one case, a federal judge on Sept. 3 had found Abercrombie liable for religious discrimination for firing a Muslim teen, Umme-Hani Khan, from her stockroom position after she refused to remove her hijab, according to the EEOC. …

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Posted 11 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Returning Veterans Protected by Special Employment Laws

As military action in the Mideast winds down, large numbers of U.S. soldiers are returning home. First, you spend time decompressing from the pressures of war and enjoying friends and family. Next, you look for work – either finding a new job or returning to an old one. The White House in 2011 projected that 1 million veterans would be returning to civilian life over the next five years. Unfortunately, while the economy is improving, the job market is not …

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Same-Sex Spouses to Get Federal Benefits in Some States

Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In these states, LGBT couples enjoy the same state employee benefits as heterosexual couples. Until recently, however, they lacked equal access to federal employment benefits. This all changed in June 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Sec. 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which had defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Now, in states that recognize same-sex marriage, spouses …

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Facebook Can Affect Your Getting Hired [Infographic]

Although New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner provided an extraordinary example of how social media can affect a potential job, your future employment, too, could be derailed by what you post online. With approximately 889 million active monthly users, Facebook effectively shares information. But it’s problematic as to the potential loss of privacy. Lawyers.com has reported on multiple legal problems of Facebook users in divorces, in other litigation, on the job and even with the police. The WebpageFX infographic below …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Teacher Fired Over Boyfriend’s Sex Crimes Awarded $3.5M

A New Jersey teacher won a $3.5 million jury award for being wrongly fired because her boyfriend was convicted of sex crimes. Lyndsey Wilcox taught physical education and coached field hockey for the Newark Valley Central School district in 2008. Her boyfriend was Todd Broxmeyer, a private field hockey coach for teenage girls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2009, he was convicted of sex abuse involving the girls he coached. Around the same time, Wilcox was fired …

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