Legal Issues in the Workplace

  • Workplace Discrimination 12 Danger Zones

    In this supervisor training video, a diverse group of co-workers is waiting to hear about a big promotion. The group discusses how they would enjoy the promotion. Supervisors Robert and Kevin mull over their options and make discriminatory comments about the candidates. They discuss gender, disability, disease, race, sexuality, and reverse racism. After the clip ends, a roundtable discussion occurs…

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  • Discrimination at Work? Age, Race, Gender, National Origin Protected Class Joel Baruch

    In this clip, attorney Joel Baruch answers the question Ive been discriminated against at my job. What recourse do I have? Baruch explains that discrimination must be based on a protected class (age, race, gender, national origin). If you are being treated differently in the workplace but the motive is not based in a protected class, would you have a…

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  • Now on PBS | Teen Sexual Harassment at Work

    Sexual harassment is a vastly underreported phenomenon, but some brave young women are stepping up publicly to tell their stories. In the program, abused teenagers share their own stories with senior correspondent Maria Hinojosa. We track their legal journeys to justice, and how the issue impacts teenagers across the country — many of whom don’t know how to report workplace…

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  • Legal Facts & Information: What Is the Family Medical Leave Act?

    The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees of government agencies and companies with more than 50 employees to take up to three months of unpaid leave during or after a pregnancy. Check out the website for the FMLA for more information with advice from a lawyer in this free video on medical leave. What makes an employee eligible for…

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  • John Stossel: Pregnancy Anti-Discrimination Act Failed

    This clip from ABC News covers the Pregnancy Anti-Discrimination Act. It discusses how many companies, including Novartis, have been sued and an overall rise in complaints since the act was established. David Sanford, a lawyer for a female employee at Novartis, is launching a class action suit because his client suffered pregnancy discrimination. What is the pregnancy discrimination act?

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  • The Impact of Affirmative Action

    Over the past several decades, many fewer minority students would have been admitted to college or into professional programs without the assistance of affirmative action. In recent years, however, Supreme Court rulings “have been hard” on such programs, with critics expressing concern about quota systems. Much of the current debate about affirmative action is over whether or not it should…

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  • Employee Health Habits

    Attorney Vikki Ziegler is a guest on the Fox Business Channel where they are debating if your lifestyle choices in regards to your health could potentially be grounds of dismissal. Wayne Rogers does not believe a company can impose health habits on its employees if it does not affect other employees. The panel weighs pros and cons of health concerns…

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