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Survey: Americans commonly asked improper job interview questions

"Are you married?" "Are you or your partner pregnant?" "To which religion do you belong?" "How old are you?" Those are just some of the questions that can be used by job interviewers to discriminate against individuals in protected classes. Unfortunately, Americans are still being asked those questions in job interviews, a recent Associated Press-CNBC poll found.

#MeToo stories fueling resistance to sexual harassment in the workplace

In the wake of revelations about film producer Harvey Weinstein, millions of women across America have been sharing their stories about sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of the experiences have been shared under the hashtag #MeToo.

Harvey Weinstein fired amid sexual harassment allegations

It is not easy to come forward and tell the world about inappropriate workplace behavior. But in the past few days, we have again seen the power of truth-telling and how it can quickly start the process of righting wrongs. Legendary film producer Harvey Weinstein was recently ousted as head of the famous Weinstein Company he co-founded amid damning reports of years of abuse and sexual harassment of employees and others.

Gretchen Carlson discusses sexual harassment and more

She has commanded the nation's attention for a long time. Gretchen Carlson was named Miss America in 1989 and later rose to greater prominence as a host of the popular "Fox & Friends" political talk show. She became a household name, however, when she filed a lawsuit in July of 2016 against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes claiming sexual harassment.

Alan C. Olson named to 2018 The Best Lawyers in America list

Attorney Alan Olson has been recognized by his peers to be featured in the 2018 version of the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America list for his exemplary Employment Litigation practice. Designation in the Best Lawyers in America distinguishes Olson among the top five percent of private practitioners nationwide. Inclusion in the list is based on a "rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 7.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys", according to Best Lawyers.

Lesson learned: teacher prevails in racial discrimination lawsuit

It is about a three-hour, 200-mile drive from the southwestern corner of Wisconsin to the northeastern corner of Missouri. Our states aren't separated by great geographic or philosophical distances. Their state's Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability or age. Wisconsin's Fair Employment Law is similar, though a bit broader.

Celebration muted on anniversary of federal age discrimination protection

When married couples reach their 50th anniversary, family and friends gather in celebration of the golden event. Few people are organizing parties to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, however.

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