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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Myths and Reality

While many people have heard of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the way in which it has been covered in the media has probably left most with the wrong idea about what the law actually does. From … Continue reading

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How to Get a Lawyer to Take Your Case

Some cases just sell themselves. They are such obvious winners and are worth so much money that lawyers are dying to get their hands on them. Unfortunately for you, most workplace discrimination cases are not like this. They rarely settle … Continue reading

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EEOC Complaint Form — PDF and Filing Tips

To preserve your right to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit under Title VII, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, you must file a timely complaint, known as a “charge”, with … 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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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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