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age discrimination | age discrimination

donna-ballman's picture
Sep.28.2011
It's still not decided everywhere in America, but in the 5th Circuit (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) you can now sue your employer for age-based harassment. That's right. Up until now, employers argued that you could be harassed at work due to your age and couldn't do anything about it. And in...
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Aug.29.2011
This piece by David Sirota in Salon struck a nerve with me. He makes the case that race discrimination still exists. Sad, but it's something that needs to be said over and over. I find the issue of whether any kind of discrimination still exists to be a continuing uphill battle when I...
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May.17.2011
In my experience as an employment lawyer representing employees, I've found that the recession was particularly hard on older employees. They seem to have been disproportionately targeted in layoffs, and they have a much harder time finding new jobs. Employers might assume you're close to...
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Sep.20.2010
How did Google post an embargoed book? Why can’t you get library books on the Kindle? Why free speech isn’t free when you pull a crazy Koran burning stunt. Plus, the real reasons why you were rejected. And 12 people who are changing publishing. These and other writing and publishing headlines...