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Signs of Ageism

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Older workers can offer a wealth of skills and knowledge to the contemporary workplace. In general, they’re more experienced and more emotionally mature than their younger counterparts. They’ve been through a lot over the years, and they’re often quite adept at avoiding or resolving interpersonal conflicts that can entangle Millennials. Not everyone sees it that…..Read More »

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The History of Women & Equality in the Workplace

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Contrary to widespread belief, women have been employed outside the home well before the advent of modern times. It is true, however, that the scope of their employment has been subject to dramatic changes over the centuries. Often, the progress made by one generation was scaled back in the next, only to undergo a resurgence…..Read More »

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Millennial Employees More Likely to Recognize Discrimination in the Workplace

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It seems as though every generation spends time fretting about their successors—that is, the people who will one day replace them as society’s movers and shakers. The so-called “Greatest Generation” of World War II gave way to “Baby Boomers” who shaped the ’60s culture. The Boomers in turn handed the stage over to “Generation X,”…..Read More »

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Politics in the Workplace

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Considering the highly contentious and unusually colorful nature of the 2016 presidential election, it’s likely that political discussions in the workplace occupied an unprecedented number of man-hours. It’s equally likely that political gossip and arguments among coworkers can rightly be blamed for some lost productivity during the election and beyond. Some employers have taken steps…..Read More »

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Rights of Employees with Mental Health Conditions

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Federal law—most notably the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—grants certain employment rights to persons suffering from physical infirmities, such as impaired vision or hearing, reduced mobility, and diminished breathing capacity. But what about people who are afflicted with mental health disorders? Are they covered by the ADA as well? Yes, those employees who suffer from…..Read More »

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Why Employers Should Take Pregnancy Discrimination Seriously

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Pregnancy is a condition that has major repercussions across all aspects of a woman’s life, including employment. Pregnant women can face multiple obstacles in the workplace, from difficulty performing customary duties to unfairly denied promotions. There is good news, however: the law forbids business owners and managers from taking adverse employment actions, such as termination,…..Read More »

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Are H-1B Work Visa Holders Eligible for FMLA Leave?

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The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law that protects the employment rights of workers in the event they have to take time off to deal with a serious health condition, including many illnesses and pregnancy. Under the FMLA, workers generally have the right to take up to twelve weeks…..Read More »

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Reasons Why Employers Should Practice Good Documentation in the Office

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When illegal termination cases and similar kinds of employment disputes reach the courts, the proceedings often turn into a parade of mutual recriminations. The employee believes there was unfair treatment by the employer. The employer feels it did everything it reasonably could to help the employee become a productive worker. In many cases, the court’s…..Read More »

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How to Know if You Were Illegally Fired from Your Job

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Getting fired from a job is an unpleasant experience, particularly when an employer decides to terminate without warning. Abrupt termination not only means job loss, but frequently it may also mean little preparation for the newly acquired status of job seeker. It’s understandable for a terminated employee to feel wronged and to wonder if the…..Read More »

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4 Steps You’ll Need to Take Before Pursuing a Wrongful Termination Suit

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The only thing worse than losing your job is losing your job for no reason at all or for an unjust reason. Thankfully, there are employment laws that may allow workers to obtain redress in the event of an unlawful firing. If you have suffered wrongful termination, it’s important to contact a local Atlanta employment…..Read More »

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