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March 2012 Archives

City settles federal discrimination, wrongful termination claim

The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently settled a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee of the city's public safety department. The employee claimed that because of his obsessive-compulsive disorder he was treated differently than other employees and was wrongfully terminated because of his disorder.

Unemployed feel bias when applying for jobs

If you are one of the unfortunate workers that were laid off during this recession and still haven't landed a full-time job in your field, you aren't alone. In many states unemployed workers are being discriminated against because they don't have a job and are realizing that you need a job in order to get a new job.

Your online presence could help or hinder your career

For many Americans, the advent of social media, texting, twittering, is too much to keep up with. But, if you are looking for a job or working at a company, it might be to your advantage to be aware of the potential pitfalls of using social media so that you don't get fired from your job, or overlooked for a position because of your postings.

Woman wins pregnancy discrimination lawsuit

Being pregnant and anticipating the birth of your child is one of the happiest moments in a woman's life. But dealing with an employer who comments about your pregnancy and then fires you after giving birth, probably ranks as a stressful moment in your life. For a Wisconsin woman, these are just some of the emotions she faced while working for a medical staffing company.

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