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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Employers are still firing women for being pregnant

Nearly four decades ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law called the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) that was intended to prevent employers from firing a woman because she was pregnant. The PDA mandates that employers adhere to the same type of temporary physical restrictions for pregnant women that they would for any other employee who required temporary restrictions due to a physical condition. These accommodations often involve assigning workers to "light duty," including a restriction on how much weight they're required to lift.

Can women discriminate against other women?

A lot of times, women feel like they've endured some serious discrimination at work -- but they're not sure they have a chance at making a lawsuit for workplace discrimination stick because the primary person doing the discrimination was another woman. Is it really even possible for one woman to discriminate against another for being a woman?

State may be 'hot spot for anti-LGBTQ legislation in 2017'

Although numerous advances in equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been made in recent years, there are still many states where LGBT people can be discriminated against in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. West Virginia is one of those states.

Discrimination case against Catholic hospital awaits ruling

Same-sex marriage has been legal in West Virginia since October 2014. However, a West Virginia nurse says that her employer, Huntington's St. Mary's Medical Center, refused to allow her to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health insurance plan after they married in 2015.

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