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Social Media: Employees (and ers) Take Notice

Social media privacy is almost a laughable concept. Those that share details about their work, family, and interests feel as though there is a privilege of revealing information without any negative backlash. 577 more words

Constitutional Law

EEOC Finds Existing Workplace Protections Extend to Sexual Orientation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that discrimination against an employee  based on his or her sexual orientation can constitute sex discrimination under existing civil rights laws, adding to a wave of legal developments favoring protections for the LGBT community. 402 more words

Civil Rights Act

Wounded Veteran Gets $100,000 Over Plumbing Company Firing

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — A veteran who was wounded in Iraq and fired from his job at Roto-Rooter in a Twin Cities suburb is getting $100,000 from the plumbing company per the terms of a federal agreement. 118 more words


EEOC Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Transgender Employee

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination. 177 more words


‘Any Family History of Disease?’ EEOC Says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

If employers had any doubt about whether they – or their fitness-for-duty doctors – were allowed to ask about family medical history or genetic information in pre-employment medical tests, the EEOC is putting that doubt to rest with a string of recent enforcement actions. 282 more words


Social Media At Work: Can What You Say, Do Be Used Against You By The Boss?

By KYW social media editor Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – People who manage workplaces have a lot questions about social media – and they got some answers Wednesday at the National Constitution Center, although there are still a lot of gray areas. 294 more words


Wells Fargo To Pay $295K To Resolve EEOC Complaint

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency says Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $295,000 to resolve a claim that the company unfairly fired a Hispanic employee in Minneapolis. 124 more words