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Why the First Amendment won’t protect Charlottesville white supremacists from being fired

MarketWatch

Talking about sensitive politics at work, posting on social media, or making donations to a political cause can also be grounds for firing, said Paula Brantner, senior adviser at Workplace Fairness, an employment law nonprofit. Employees sometimes mistakenly think giving a donation to a candidate is private, but it’s public record, and can cost you your job “if an employer says I don’t want someone who supports this candidate working with me,” she said.

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In Their Own Words: Why Immigrant Worker Protections Must Be Extended

Kenneth Quinnell

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Oregon passes law protecting workers from predatory scheduling by bosses

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Light v. California Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Reversing summary adjudication of a retaliation claim and a ruling that workers' compensation exclusivity barred claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress but affirming the summary adjudication of a disability discrimination claim and affirming all judgments in favor of one of the defendants in a complicated case involving one employee's complaints about pressure on her to discriminate against a colleague perceived as being gay and the fallout from her unwillingness to participate.

August 18, 2017

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