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Can I Be Fired for Being Too Fat?

Everyone knows there are certain jobs that place value on a person’s appearance. For instance, it would be tough for someone to expect to work as a fitness model if he or she is not fit. When someone is searching for a job that requires a certain lifestyle, expectations related to appearance make sense, but what about regular jobs that have nothing to do with what a person does during his or her non-working hours.

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Did a Recent Job Interview Include Any of these Questions? Your Potential Future Employer Just Broke the Law!

If you are a job hunter, you already know how intimidating an experience the interview can be. Answering detailed questions about your work history and professional goals is enough to drive anyone into panic mode.

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Three Things Your Employer Can Never Do

If it seems as if employers can get away with a lot these days, that’s because it’s the truth. Finding a job is tough in an economy with ongoing struggles and once you find one it is important to do what you can to keep it. Unfortunately, that could mean occasionally dealing with some unpleasant circumstances.

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I’m Earning Less than a Co-Worker to Do the Same Work. Is this Illegal?

There have been a lot of recent public discussions concerning equal pay for equal work and other laws regarding employment discrimination based on gender. Employers must pay men and women the same wages or salary if they are equally qualified and doing the same work. This does not mean they must have the job title, but their day-to-day duties must be the same. For instance, if everything a man and woman do on the job is the same, but the woman has been assigned the title “administrative assistant” and the man “administrative manager,” the woman could argue a case for discrimination.

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How Can I Prove Age Was the Reason I Wasn’t Hired?

Employment decisions based on a person’s age are illegal. What can you do if you suspect you were turned down for a job because of your age?

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What is Nepotism and What Can You Do If It Affects You?

Nepotism occurs when those with control in the workplace favor relatives over other applicants and employees. As frustrating as it might be to deal with in the workplace, it is almost never considered illegal. And not only can a related applicant be favored over another, an unrelated employee could be fired to allow for the hiring of a relative.

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Pregnant and Harassed: Here’s What to Do!

Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life, but if your employer is acting out in response to the news of your pregnancy, things can get stressful. If you find yourself in a difficult situation at work because of pregnancy you must do what is necessary to protect your unborn child. If you are threatened or the stress of the workplace is affecting your health; speak with your doctor about what you should do.

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New York Employment Law - What is the ADA and How Does It Affect You?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law passed to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Part of the law covers discrimination in the workplace. The law ensures that if a disabled person is otherwise qualified to perform a job, an employer with 15 or more employees is legally obligated to make a reasonable accommodation for that employee.

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What Does “Employment at Will” Mean?

Chances are you’ve heard the term, “employment at will,” or seen it written in an employee handbook or on a job application at one time or another. Knowing what it means can help you understand your rights and know when you are eligible to take legal action against an employer.

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Revealing Medical Conditions to Potential Employers: What You Should Know

Interviewing for a job can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you are concerned about health issues that could interfere with your ability to be hired. Though employees are discouraged from letting health issues or disabilities affect their hiring decisions when they do not affect a person’s ability to do a job, proving this to be the case can be tough. Knowing your health could play a role in whether or not you are hired might leave you wondering if, when, and how to disclose your health information.

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