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Philip Miles
PA Bill Would Prohibit "Pregnancy" Discrimination

Pennsylvania House Bill No. 2542 (text here) would add "pregnancy" to the list of protected classes under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The PHRA is Pennsylvania's version of Title VII, protecting individuals from employment...

Jon Hyman
The "cat's paw" strikes back

In Staub v. Proctor Hosp. , the Supreme Court passed judgment on the "cat's paw" theory of liability in discrimination cases-an employer's liability for the discriminatory animus of an employee who played no role in the decision, but...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Stop Workplace Negativity With Email Surveillance. . . . Huh?

FDA officials developed "a wide-ranging surveillance operation" against a group of its own employees, according to the N.Y. Times . The federal agency is said to have surreptitiously captured "thousands of emails" that disgruntled...

Robin Shea
Is obesity a disability under the new ADA? Probably.

Is obesity a "disability" entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act? As our nation allegedly gets more zaftig this question could take on enormous significance. (By the way, did you know that Marilyn Monroe really...

Eric Meyer
TIP: Remind your employees to update Facebook privacy settings

A website called WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com , which describes itself as a "social networking privacy experiment," has begun compiling publicly available Facebook status updates from your employees, which fall into one of four categories: ...