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Workers can fight back against sexual harassment

Employers have a duty to ensure that their workers are safe while they are on the job. One particularly troublesome event that can threaten workplace safety is sexual harassment. It must be stopped immediately if it occurs, but a better option is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Employment retaliation through wrongful termination is illegal

Finding out that you were terminated from a job you need is a traumatic experience. People who are in this position might not think that they have many rights but there are some that they do have. One thing that no workers should have to deal with is being fired as a retaliatory measure.

Retaliatory terminations mustn't happen to good employees

Many different situations can lead to an employee being terminated. One that shouldn't ever fall into this category is retaliation. Employment laws forbid employers from being able to retaliate against employees when the person makes factual complaints related to things like sexual harassment or violations of laws.

Rhode Island takes a stand against sexual harassment

Lawmakers in Rhode Island have responded to the ongoing national fury over sexual harassment in the workplace with seven bills that are now ready to move forward. The overall goals of the bill are to strengthen the laws protecting victims and provide education about sexual harassment in general.

What is a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee?

Legally, an employer has to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who suffer from disabilities when these disabilities do not entirely prevent them from doing their jobs. The accommodation allows them to continue working and being productive at the company.

Who is covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who need to leave work for up to 12 weeks per year without risking losing their job. The law, which was created at the federal level, also requires that employers keep an employee's health benefits active while the employee is on leave, just like if he or she was still on the job.

Spotting sexual harassment in the workplace in Rhode Island

Sexual harassment to this day is still an issue in the workplace. Even with all of the laws in place protecting employees from this crime, people still find it necessary to harass others sexually. Sexual harassment can occur on purpose or innocently, which is when people tell jokes or don't mean any harm by what they say.

Staffing company for employment commission sued

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against its own staffing company, Diverse Lynx. The company is based in Princeton, New Jersey, and operates as an IT staffing firm. The EEOC filed the suit because it claims the firm did not recommend an older applicant for a job because "age will matter."

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