Category: Employment Law

Can employees be fired for being gay?

Gay Americans have been encouraged in recent years to think that job discrimination against them was due to be outlawed. But the Trump Administration gave notice this past week that it believes discrimination against LGBT employees is legal. The position of the Justice Department is that laws protecting workers from gender and racial bias should […]

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Officer files suit over alleged pregnancy discrimination

Officer files suit over alleged pregnancy discrimination Women in West Virginia often worry over when to tell their employer that they are pregnant. Although protected by federal law, pregnant women continue to face discrimination from their employers. An out-of-state police officer recently filed suit against her employer after what she says was repeated discriminatory behavior. […]

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FMLA discrimination can be avoided during natural disasters

FMLA discrimination can be avoided during natural disasters While recent natural disasters have left chaos and destruction across the country, those in West Virginia are not immune to the possibility that such a crisis will strike closer to home. When it does, they may need time off work to deal with the aftermath, whether that […]

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Discrimination: Woman fired during maternity leave

Discrimination: Woman fired during maternity leave The Family and Medical Leave Act has helped West Virginia women have peace of mind to choose to have children and continue with a career. Even though they may not necessarily be paid for their leave, the federal laws allow women to remain at home after giving birth according […]

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Estee Lauder faces federal lawsuit alleging gender discrimination

Estee Lauder faces federal lawsuit alleging gender discrimination Fathers of new babies in West Virginia might be interested in news that the federal agency responsible for administering and enforcing violations of civil rights laws in the workplace has filed a federal lawsuit against a manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare products. The Equal Employment Opportunity […]

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If managers know about discrimination, what should they do?

If managers know about discrimination, what should they do? The law protects workers from certain kinds of discrimination. For example, a West Virginia boss would be breaking the law to treat someone differently based on race, disability or religion. Often employees endure unacceptable treatment from managers and other co-workers simply because of their sex. When […]

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