Blog Posts in February, 2013

  • Job Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation

    This could be a big year for gay and lesbian rights. The Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding equal marriage rights, one case involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, while the other case involves a California law. Recently, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it might lift its ban regarding gay members. During his inaugural address, President Barak Obama provided his support by ...
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  • It's not just what you say; it's how you say it.

    Imagine going to work everyday and feeling like your boss is out to get you and actively working to push you out or get you fired. Everyday we work with professionals going through some form of this. Sometimes there is discrimination at issue, some form of retaliation, or another illegal reason, and sometimes it’s just personal. Regardless, how you react to the situation can determine whether you ...
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  • Why Should Businesses and Employees Fear Social Media?

    “Free Speech” is one of the most over used and misunderstood terms around. Nothing is really free. There are costs associated with everything, including speech. First, most people don’t understand that “free speech” refers to limitations on government interference with speech. It’s not a free pass to go out and say whatever you want to whomever you want with no repercussions. At the same time, the ...
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