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Protections for Transgender Workers on Rise

March 16, 2007
Although federal law does not explicitly prohibit organizations from firing transgender workers, that doesn’t mean companies won’t be sued for such terminations. Nine states and almost 100 local jurisdictions, from Key West, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington, have passed laws protecting transgender employees in the workplace.
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Avoid Getting Sued Risks and Rewards in Recruitment Record Keeping

February 21, 2007
Employers received a harsh reminder of the importance of consistent recruitment practices and record-keeping policies when an administrative law judge approved a consent decree requiring Goodyear Tire & Rubber to pay $925,000 in back wages to 800 female job applicants who alleged hiring discrimination. Solid data collection practices during the hiring process can ensure compliance with federal regulations and help track recruiting results.
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Biggest-Ever Bias Suit May Fuel Tort Trend

February 13, 2007
The appellate decision upholds a lower court’s ruling that granted class-action status to the 1.5 million women who work or worked in one or more of Wal-Mart’s 3,400 stores in 41 regions at any time since 1998.
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