Congress expands whistleblower protections for employees of government contractors

On December 5, 2016, Congress enacted S. 795, which permanently extends legal protections to employees of federal contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and others employed by entities that receive federal funds who report waste, fraud, or abuse invo…
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Walmart Agrees to $7.5 Million Settlement in Same-Sex Benefits Lawsuit

Walmart is poised to pay millions of dollars to thousands of former and current employees after it agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming the company denied health insurance to same-sex spouses. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/12/03/wa…
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation Claims

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in 2015, retaliation claims made up to 45 percent of all private-sector charges filed with the agency. http://www.natlawreview.com/article/eeoc-releases-new-guidance-retaliation-claims
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How can I prove that my pregnancy caused me to be discriminated against at work?

Connecticut Super Lawyers William G. Madsen Federal and state laws prohibit pregnancy discrimination in employment. The prohibition not only protects the pregnant employee from wrongful termination, but from discriminatory treatment in the terms and…
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What should a company do to accommodate a disabled worker?

Connecticut Super Lawyers Jacques J. Parenteau The Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] specifies failure to provide a ‘reasonable accommodation’ as illegal discrimination. Under the ADA, a reasonable accommodation is defined as environmental em…
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