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April 20, 2018 | 6th Circuit Court Rules that Title VII Protects Transgendered Employees from Discrimination

Transgendered employees are now protected from discrimination pursuant to Title VII, a federal law prohibiting discrimination against employees. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, which covers Ohio, issued this ruling on March 6, 2018. Joining prior rulings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and from federal courts across the United States, this

April 10, 2018 | Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

There are general warning signs that a workplace has or will become hostile—most likely creating a culture that encourages conflict and hostility among coworkers and employees. Supervisors and staff may facilitate, participate in, and even encourage workplace hostility. In hostile workplaces, there is a high turnover of employees or employees will call in sick more

March 28, 2018 | How to Prove Discrimination in the Workplace

Proving that you have experienced discrimination in the workplace requires you to show all of the following: You belong to a group, or “class,” of people that federal or state laws protect from discrimination; Your employer mistreated you based on the characteristics that make you a member of a protected class; and The mistreatment resulted

March 15, 2018 | I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state laws to pay you for all of the hours you work. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work past a total of 40 in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage

February 20, 2018 | When Are Employees Entitled to Intermittent FMLA Leave?

Employees who are eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can take that time off intermittently when they need it to: Deal with a serious medical condition they are experiencing, Care for a family member who is experiencing a serious medical condition, Take care of a newborn child, or Welcome a newly