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Articles by Judy Greenwald

Employer Requests for Applicants' Online Access Gets Lawmakers' Attention

March 27, 2012
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A letter sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asks that agency to issue a legal opinion as to whether asking for passwords violates current federal law.
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Coca-Cola Unit Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination

March 20, 2012
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The lawsuit charges that the 16 plaintiffs 'have suffered from the worst of its ills in terms of biased work assignments and allotment of hours, unfair discipline and retaliation, and a caustic work environment.'
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New York City Ordered to Pay $128M to Minority Firefighter Applicants

March 12, 2012
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The lawsuit originally was filed in 2007. In July 2009, Judge Garaufis ruled that the New York City Fire Department's reliance on two written exams constituted employment discrimination against minorities in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Wal-Mart Asks for Texas Gender Bias Suit to Be Thrown Out

March 7, 2012
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Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a proposed class of some 1.5 million members nationwide in Betty Dukes et al. vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., deciding that the class of plaintiffs did not have enough in common to pursue the lawsuit.
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EEOC Approves Strategic Plan Through 2016

February 22, 2012
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The agency 'is taking a significant step toward realizing the commission's vision of ending employment discrimination and promoting equal opportunity' in the workplace, EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien said in the statement.
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Lactation Discrimination Is not Sex Discrimination: Judge

February 10, 2012
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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to say discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, according to the EEOC.
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EEOC Issues Final Rule on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Records

February 6, 2012
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GINA, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in May 2008, protects job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information.
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Amendments to FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Proposed

February 1, 2012
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The Labor Department said the proposal released Jan. 30 implements amendments to the military leave provisions of the FMLA made by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.
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