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Signal International Settles Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit for $5 Million

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Mobile-based Signal International, LLC (Signal Int.) will pay about $5 million to settle a federal race discrimination lawsuit that has been pending for four years, according to officials at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This multi-million settlement will reportedly be paid to 476 Indian workers, who were subjected to adverse living and working…..Read More »

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Workplace Sexual Harassment: 5 Essential Facts for Workers

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Though illegal, workplace sexual harassment still occurs fairly often in the U.S. In fact, we noted in a recent blog that studies have found that about 1 in every 3 women is sexually harassed on the job at least once by the age of 34. If you are ever the target of such harassment, understanding…..Read More »

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Joy Mining Sued by EEOC for Violating GINA, Asking Applicants about Medical History

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Joy Underground Mining, LLC has recently been named as a defendant in a federal discrimination case filed by officials at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This case, EEOC v. Joy Underground Mining, LLC, No. 2:15-cv-01581-CRE, generally alleges that Joy Mining violated the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) in asking job applicants about their family…..Read More »

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6 Shocking Facts about Workplace Age Discrimination

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Age discrimination in the workplace can be financially ruinous, as it can force qualified, good workers out of jobs. Despite the fact that age discrimination is illegal in the U.S., however, it still occurs far too often. And understanding the scope of the problem may be the first step in addressing it. A Look at…..Read More »

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Employers Are About 30% Less Likely to Show Interest in Disabled Job Applicants, Study Finds

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Federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against disabled job applicants. This has not, however, stopped some companies from overlooking qualified disabled candidates and hiring less qualified workers instead, as researchers at Rutgers University and Syracuse University recently discovered. In fact, these researchers developed thousands of fake cover letters, using them to apply to more than…..Read More »

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