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Corporate America's Scariest Opponent

April 2, 2003
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Plaintiffs' attorney Cyrus Mehri has wrested megabuck settlements from companies including Texaco and Coca-Cola, and put a shiver in the spine of the NFL. Here's his advice on how to keep him out of your office.
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Diversity's Business Case Doesn't Add Up

April 2, 2003
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Employers spend billions on diversity programs, but there's little evidence of improved business performance, financial results, or accountability. Meanwhile, discrimination cases are on the rise.
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Same Race, Same Sex, Same Harassment

April 1, 2003
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Many companies aren't aware that there is such a thing as same gender or same race harassment. But there is, and the liability issues are the same.
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High Court to test FMLA

November 28, 2002
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The Supreme Court will consider important workplace issues including the FMLA, and the definition of "damages."
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Great Expectations

October 22, 2002
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What HR should expect when an employee is pregnant.
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The Maturing of the ADEA

September 27, 2002
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 35 this year, and an attorney explains why the law has a few new wrinkles.
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Mistake-Proofing Your Company's Pregnancy Leave Policy

June 20, 2002
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The consequences of mistakes related to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act could include payments for lost wages, emotional stress, and potential punitive damages.
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In Uneasy Times, HR Renews Its Peacekeeping Mission

November 11, 2001
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What can HR do to prevent a potential national-origin harassment or discrimination claim? How can it keep harmony in these disturbing times? There are clear-cut steps to take -- and doing nothing could mean a lawsuit.
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Discrimination Against Dads

October 5, 2001
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Brent Longnecker wonders whether you're discriminating against fathers, and what you propose to do about it.
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Avoiding Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

February 28, 2001
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While federal law provides basic legal protection against most employment discrimination, it currently does not extend to sexual orientation. Employers are advised to devise common workplace policies that may protect them from sexual discrimination allegations.
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