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FMLA

Pregnancy Discrimination

Bayer Executive Fired After Standing Up for Pregnant Employee

You are a high-ranking executive in a major company. The company has honored you and promoted you to oversee some of its most profitable products and brands. You would think that if you witnessed illegal discrimination and called your colleagues out on it, things would be made right. Instead, you are fired. Luckily, there are …

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Do My Co-Workers Need to Be Nice to Me After a Medical Leave?

Your boss and fellow employees cannot treat you so poorly that it would change the terms and conditions of your employment or that it would result in a reasonable employee quitting his or her job. However, they are under no legal requirement to be nice to you. A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled just …

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Is Retaliation for Taking a Medical Leave Illegal?

Wal-Mart is the home of everyday low prices. For some employees, it is also the home of illegal employment practices. One Wal-Mart assistant manager found out the hard way that taking medical leave meant getting fired. A New Jersey jury and a federal appellate court found in the manager’s favor, and the company found out …

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Will I Qualify for FMLA Leave If I Need an Artificial Hip?

This is a guest post by Clay Hodges, a partner in the law firm of </ems/fmla-and-leave-discrimination>Harris, Sarratt & Hodges, LLP. Clay represents people harmed by defective artificial hips and other medical devices. His office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He frequently writes about product liability issues. Artificial hips are becoming more common and increasingly used by younger …

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What Are Liquidated Damages?

If you’re the victim of discrimination, you may want any number of things to right the wrong that happened to you. However, it’s not up to you to decide what you can get. The types of damages available for a particular cause of action are spelled out in the statute authorizing that cause of action. …

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