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Breastfeeding Discrimination Cases Led Nursing Moms to Lose Their Jobs

Published October 14, 2019 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Nursing Moms Losing Jobs Due to Breastfeeding Discrimination

Federal laws protect breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But according to a recent study, nursing mothers often face reprisals for seeing to their breastfeeding needs at work — including losing their jobs. A full two-thirds of cases of alleged breastfeeding…

Chattanooga TV Reporter Fired While on Leave For Cancer Treatment

Published December 18, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Chattanooga TV Reporter Fired While on Leave For Cancer Treatment

Earlier this month, Sinclair Broadcast Group fired 22 year old reporter Alex George while she was on leave receiving treatment for cancer. She was a reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga. In May of this year, a teary eyed Ms. George  announced…

Discrimination Against Transgenders Illegal Says Sixth Circuit

Published March 8, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Discrimination Against Transgenders Illegal Says Sixth Circuit

The Sixth Circuit ruled this week federal anti-discrimination laws apply to transgender individuals in the workplace. The Sixth Circuit covers the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes,…

Employment At-Will, What Does It Actually Mean?

Published November 9, 2017 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Employment At-Will, What Does It Actually Mean?

What exactly does it mean when they say a certain state is an “employment at will” state? In simple terms, it means that an employee can be fired at any time, regardless if the employer has a legitimate excuse or…

Discrimination in the Workplace Based on Military Service

Published November 7, 2017 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Discrimination in the Workplace Based on Military Service

Military discrimination- It’s hard to believe, but some employers actually will discriminate or retaliate against their employees or applicants merely because they were or may be required to spend time away from work because of their service to our country…

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