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Genetic Discrimination In The Workplace Now Prohibited Under Federal Law
Genetic Discrimination In The Workplace Now Prohibited Under Federal Law

Under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information. The law became effective on November 21, 2009. Title II of GINA prohibits the use of genetic information in ...

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Blog Posts in 2009

  • Bad News For Plaintiffs In Age Discrimination Cases

    The US Supreme Court handed down some bad news for plaintiffs in age discrimination cases brought under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment ...

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  • EEOC Publishing Notice of Proposed Rulemaking That Will Revise EEOC Regulations To Conform With The ADA Amendments Act of 2008

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publish a proposed rule that would make several significant changes to the definition of ...

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  • Can You Be Legally Fired If Your Disability Requires More Than 12 Weeks Of Unpaid FMLA Leave?

    Can disabled workers be terminated after being away from work for more than the 12 weeks under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act - An Overview

    The PDA amends Title VII to prohibit an employer from treating pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions any differently than it treats ...

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  • Teen Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

    Every year hundreds of thousands of teen workers in the United States are subjected to unlawful sexual harassment. The teen employees are typically ...

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  • Third Circuit Rules That Court Can Award Extra Compensation For Taxes

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that trial judges can increase a plaintiff's award to account for the increased taxes she would have to ...

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  • ADA Amendments of 2008 - Broadens Meaning of Disability

    On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed new legislation amending the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to take effect on January 1, ...

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  • Deputy Sheriff Uses Excessive Force On a 15 Year Old Female

    on March 2, 2009 5:39 PM A 15 year old girl was arrested with a friend for the taking of her friend's mother's car without the mother's permission. ...

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    They are called "dead peasant" policies -- secret life insurance policies taken out on unwitting employees -- and they have now triggered civil ...

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