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Is Age Discrimination in the Workplace Legal?

The average lifespan has significantly increased, and, as a result, many Americans and residents of greater Cleveland are working longer. According to recent research by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people over the age of 65 in the workplace has doubled from 10 percent in 1985. Why older employees...

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How ageism and sexism are still overlooked in the workplace

In 2019, diversity is being touted everywhere, including in many workplaces. So why is it that many employers embrace some areas of diversity while ignoring others? Ageism is often omitted as a form of bias, especially gender ageism. According to research from AARP, roughly two out of three workers over the age of 45 across...

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Mandatory arbitration hurts workers and favor employers

Get hired, sign a contract, and say goodbye to your rights. Mandatory arbitration in employment that resolves disputes favors companies over employees or customers. That’s because the company usually chooses the arbitrator, and the arbitrator tends to side with the company. The process also requires employees and customers to waive rights to seek justice in court,...

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New Law could Toughen Protections Against Workplace Harassment

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that could strengthen protections against workplace harassment. The “Be Heard Act” – also known as the “Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace Act” – was introduced by Sen. Patty Murray and Reps. Katherine Clark, Ayanna Pressley, Elissa Slotkin and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The...

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Why Some Employers Get Away with Race Discrimination

The law is clearly outlined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.” In addition, federal law protects employees from harassment, omission, or mistreatment based...

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Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace: Ohio Attorneys Discuss

Many employers are well aware of the laws against workplace discrimination, and for those who are still in the dark, it’s time to start paying attention.   Even in 2019, we’re still seeing workplace discrimination against transgender people along with other members of the LGBT community. According to Quartz at Work, a meager nine percent of people age 45 or older report having association...

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How Sexual Discrimination Can Affect Professionals

Sexual discrimination claims are prevalent in many industries throughout Ohio and the rest of the U.S. However, new research is showing the possibility of such discrimination in a field that many wouldn't expect, health care. In particular, female physicians raising children believe they are treated differently than their colleagues because they have children. A 2017 survey published...

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