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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 7 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Stop Sexual Harassment [Infographic]

Sexual harassment is more common than you might think. The Legal Info 360 infographic below defines this kind of wrongful conduct, using helpful facts and statistics. Read our recent Lawyers.com article for more information on what sexual harassment is and how to end this undesirable behavior at the workplace. The infographic notes business and trade, banking and finance, and sales and marketing are industries with the highest levels of sexual harassment. For additional articles and assistance, check out the comprehensive …

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Posted 8 months ago in Government Video Your Job & The Law by Larry Bodine  
What You Don’t Know about Labor Day [Video]

  Did you know the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, as a creation of the labor movement? ‘ In the video, Editor-in-Chief of Lawyers.com Larry Bodine reminds us that it’s a good day to remember how the law has grown since then to protect 140 million people in today’s work force. During the Industrial Revolution, men, women and children worked up to 16 hour days, seven days a week in dangerous …

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Posted 8 months ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Dating Service Pays Out $900,000 for Anti-Male Discrimination

The company offered high-end matchmaking services to professionals too busy to find a date — but in its efforts to provide discriminating companionship to its clients, the It’s Just Lunch dating service ended up discriminating against its own employees. It’s Just Lunch agreed to pay out $900,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit that alleged that the company refused to hire men for jobs as dating directors or inside sales representatives. Most of the cash will go toward compensating men who …

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Posted 8 months ago in Labor and Employment Podcasts by Betsy Kim  
‘It’s Just Lunch’ Has Date With EEOC [Radio]

(Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock)   WCBS (880 AM) radio journalist Steve Greenberg reports male job applicants at the dating service “It’s Just Lunch” filed an EEOC complaint. They alleged the company refused to hire men as dating directors or sale representatives, violating discrimination laws. The commission agreed. The defendant offered to pay nearly $1 million to qualified male applicants who were not hired. The company’s HR director tried to reverse the female only hiring policy but was fired. This retaliatory firing …

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