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How Long Does it Take to Get Settlement Money?

The first question on a plaintiff’s mind after the settlement of his or her lawsuit is how long does it take to get the settlement money? There are really two time frames to consider: (1) the time it takes for … Continue reading

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Caps in Discrimination Laws Thwart Punitive Damages’ Purpose

As a plaintiff’s lawyer, I’m obviously not a huge fan of arbitrary damages caps, most often instituted as part of the “tort reform” movement (and covered extensively in the HBO movie “Hot Coffee”). A recent case of religious discrimination won … 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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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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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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