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Archive for: July 2013 AM

The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British workplaces

While society sees employment as the key to social membership, the assumption that employees with disabilities are of less productive worth leads to stigmatization and discrimination.

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A How-to Guide on Job Searching With a Disability

In the series premiere of Downton Abbey, the character John Bates arrives at the series’s eponymous home walking with a cane, and is introduced as Lord Grantham’s new valet.

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Employment discrimination in the US and UK – more similar than we think?

US employment law is often thought of as less restrictive than its UK equivalent. In fact, US law on discrimination is very similar to the European model, and many UK protections from discrimination have been modelled on their US counterparts.

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EEOC reports nearly 100000 workplace discrimination charges for fiscal year 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement and litigation statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2012 show the agency received 99,412 private sector workplace discrimination charges from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

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Do most states allow employers to discriminate against gays and lesbians?

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued apress release recently, in support of legislation to end employment discrimination against workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. S.811, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011, would also protect people who express their gender identity at work.

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Workplace drug tests: Should they be allowed?

Employees and employers both want what is best for themselves. Most employees expect a fair and comfortable working environment and employers demand that their staff give their best in return.

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Pre-employment drug testing lowers workplace costs

According to the US Department of labor, “drug use in the workplace costs employers $75 to $100 billion dollars annually in lost time, accidents, health care, and workers compensation costs.”

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Alabama Laws on Workplace Drug Testing

If your Alabama employer or prospective employer has asked you to take a drug test, you’ll want to know your legal rights.

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