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Constructive Discharge — When “I Quit” Means “I Was Fired”

Constructive discharge is the legal term for when an employee is compelled to quit due to intolerable working conditions. Constructive discharge is not grounds for a lawsuit in and of itself. Rather, it allows an employee to sue for wrongful … Continue reading

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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is a federal law which makes discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions a form of gender discrimination prohibited under Title VII. Being part of Title VII, the PDA only applies to employers … Continue reading

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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) – Employment Law

While the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against the disabled in areas other than employment (such as housing, public services and accommodations), this article only addresses workplace discrimination claims under Title I of the Act. As with Title … Continue reading

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The Equal Pay Act (EPA) — Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is a federal law which prohibits employers from discriminating in the payment of wages based on employee gender. While this may seem to duplicate the protections offered under Title VII (even though the EPA was … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) — The Basics

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age. It applies to all employers (private, federal, state and local) who employ 20 or more employees. The ADEA protects only … Continue reading

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Race Discrimination Claims Under Section 1981

Title VII is the not the only federal law which prohibits employment discrimination based on race — in fact, it may not be the best statute under which to file your claim. For many workplace race discrimination claims, plaintiffs will … Continue reading

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Damages Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

The remedies to a plaintiff who brings a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) are similar to those of a Title VII plaintiff, but with a few major differences. As in a Title VII case, an ADEA … Continue reading

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Statutes of Limitations for Employment Discrimination Claims

Unlike statutes of limitations for personal injury claims, which are fairly straightforward (e.g., 4 years from the date of the car accident), statutes of limitations for federal employment discrimination claims are often variable, depending on factors such as: (1) when … Continue reading

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Damages in a Title VII Employment Discrimination Case

The damages available in Title VII employment discrimination cases can vary from case to case. I don’t mean simply that each case is worth a different amount. Under Title VII, some types of cases will not entitle you to recover … Continue reading

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Title VII – The Swiss Army Knife of Workplace Discrimination Laws

Title VII is a series of federal laws which prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. I call it the Swiss army knife of workplace discrimination laws because it covers so many different … Continue reading

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