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Lebau & Neuworth Battles Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, is the federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender, race, national origin and color. Federal courts recently have had to rule on when the ban on gender discrimination encompasses discrimination involving sexual orientation.

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Lebau & Neuworth Client Gets Justice For Pregnancy Discrimination

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Steve Lebau, after a several-year fight, has just obtained justice for a victim of pregnancy discrimination. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit and worked closely with Steve in investigating and pursuing the case.

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EEOC Announces Employment Discrimination Actions in 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that in 2017, it recovered nearly $400 million for employment discrimination victims in the private sector and state and local government work­places through voluntary resolutions and litigation.

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Separating Fact from Fiction in Employment Discrimination

You may be lead to believe that employment discrimination in the workplace does not exist anymore and/or that victims alleging job discrimination are just trying to get some “easy” money. But that is completely and absolutely WRONG!

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Reporting Harassment in the Workplace is Seldom an Easy Thing to Do

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, undoubtedly with good intentions, has issued a short web posting: “What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work.”

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Must be Combated both Before and After it Occurs

A recent New York Times expose on Sexual Harassment has confirmed what the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth have consistently experienced throughout their extended careers: Women regularly fail to report Sexual Harassment in the workplace because of fear of retaliation.

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Employers Cannot Escape Discrimination Against Drivers Based On Revocation Of DOT Card

In 2016, Lebau & Neuworth filed a complaint on behalf of a driver who was fired after the employer’s doctor revoked the driver’s U.S. Department of Transportation card after he suffered a stroke. All of the driver’s treating doctors cleared the driver to return to work and to drive trucks, but that did not stop the employer’s doctor, who was not a stroke specialist or certified in occupational medicine, from concluding that the driver was still not fit to drive.

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Mental Health Conditions

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently posted a new "Workplace Rights" document for  employees and job applicants with mental-health conditions.

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Customer Harassment is Unlawful – and the Employer is Liable

In December 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) won a major victory for employees in EEOC v. Costco Wholesale Corp., especially those working in the service industry.  Importantly, the case underscores the fact that all employees are entitled to a safe, secure and fair workplace free of sexual harassment, including harassment by customers that an employer is aware of and fails to remedy.

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EEOC Achievements in 2016 Highlighted by Discrimination Resolutions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its 2016 Fiscal Year (FY) Performance Report. The report outlines the EEOC’s accomplishments in FY 2016, which ran from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016.

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