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Justices Consider Definition of Supervisor in Job Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday about who counts as a supervisor under a federal employment discrimination law. The court also issued orders clearing the way for further challenges to aspects of President Obama’s health care lawand rejecting an appeal concerning the insanity defense.

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BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Bullying and harassment in one form or other are unfortunately common occurrences in today’s workplace. Despite this, the legal remedies are often ineffective unless you can prove that you are being unlawfully discriminated against or have suffered psychiatric injury.

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Discrimination and Harassment

All employees and those with whom they work, including suppliers, dealers, customers, visitors, and contingent workers, have the right and responsibility to work in an environment free from harassing or discriminating behavior. It is the responsibility of each employee to refrain from creating a discriminatory or harassing environment. Each employee is also responsible for treating others with dignity and respect and to report all incidents of harassment immediately so that they can be quickly and fairly resolved.

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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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Disability discrimination in the workplace is forbidden by law

In some ways, employment discrimination because of disability has proved extremely difficult to combat. According to interviews with individuals having severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, they mostly want to be treated as just people and not as an alien species. Fortunately, Florida and all other states are now bound by federal and state laws that protect the rights of the disabled from discrimination in the workplace.

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Dealing with Discrimination: Tips for Employees

Discrimination and harassment can take a number of different forms. There are broad-sweeping federal laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, pregnancy, and age, among other classifications, in a variety of situations.

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