Disability Discrimination at Work in Pennsylvania – Were You Fired or Demoted Due to Disability?

The Basics of Pennsylvania Employment Law, Disability Discrimination Workers with disabilities across Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia and Allentown, often face significant acts of discrimination at work, such as: firing or termination, demotion or reduced hours/pay, lack of promotion or advancement, and harassment. In addition, disabled people seeking a job may be turned down due to their…
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Asian Discrimination

Asian/Pacific American Discrimination Continues

I previously wrote about the troubling rise in discrimination against Asian-American.  May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  That should be and is a time to celebrate.  Unfortunately, discrimination will always be a part of life.  But those of us who care about the very simple and basic in life – like being a decent human…
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Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is an important day to reflect on the past and recognize how much more progress needs to be made moving forward to ensure gender equality when it comes to compensation and pay in the workplace.  There are still significant pay disparities and discrimination between men and women in the workplace. For example,…
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Workplace Discrimination Remains a Huge Problem

Workplace Discrimination Remains a Huge Problem

Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2020 data report. In 2020, the EEOC received 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination. With these tens of thousands of charges, the agency secured $439.2 million for victims of workplace discrimination. According to the EEOC press release, this amount includes voluntary payouts and litigation awards for…
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Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

EEOC Update: Disability Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported on three lawsuits. One is for Disability Discrimination and two are for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation. Reasonable Accommodation In the disability discrimination suit, the EEOC alleges that Treehouse Foods violated federal law when it denied a machine operator a reasonable accommodation for her physical disabilities.…
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