The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) just celebrated its 25th birthday. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law two years after its 1988 introduction to Congress. However, the fight to protect individuals with disabilities began much earlier with community activism around the country. This made the ADA possible.
NC Employment Law Blog
Refusing Supervisor’s Advances is Enough to Protect Victims from Retaliation According to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
The overwhelming majority of women who are sexually harassed at work don’t report the harassment up their chain of command or to human resources. This is often a mistake because the Company may be able to avoid liability for the underlying sexual harassment, if it is not on notice of the problem.
An investigation launched by the New York Times has recently exposed the devastating, illegal conditions prevalent in many nail salons within New York City – conditions that include the stealing of tips, failure to pay overtime or even minimum wage, and the intense exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals. It’s hardly a reach to conclude that these sort of deplorable practices are occurring in North Carolina as well.
An estimated 53 million people are employed as domestic workers around the world. At this moment, in Colorado, a class action lawsuit is unfolding, alleging that several sponsor organizations from the au pair program are failing to obey state minimum wage laws.
In a final ruling, the Department of Labor has enabled workers in legal same-sex marriages to take job-protected leave, under the FMLA, to care for seriously ill spouses, even if the state in which the couple resides does not recognize same-sex marriage.
Women have overcome many obstacles within the workplace, but unfortunately gender inequality still continues to rear its ugly head. On average, women working full-time earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn. And this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. According to a report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (“IWPR”), it will take until around the year 2058 for that gap to be rectified.
Though the amount of EEOC claims filed nationwide in fiscal year 2014 was down from 2013, the number of retaliation claims increased. In 2014, retaliation claims rose to their highest percentage ever at 42.5%. The second most common allegation, race discrimination, remained at a steady rate from 2013 at about 35%.
In Department of Homeland Security v. Robert J. MacLean, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a federal air marshal’s disclosure of air security plans were protected under the Federal Whistle Blower Protection Act and were not prohibited by law.