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Spy in the screen reveals what workers are worth

Financial Times

Paula Brantner, senior adviser at Workplace Fairness, said invasive tools could prompt employment lawsuits, but “we’re not on the front lines of that yet.” 

There is often a lag of several years before new technologies are challenged in court, she said, pointing to the handful of US cases that appeared around 2015 in relation to employee GPS tracking. Contracts often stipulate an employer has the right to monitor staff at work, she added.

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Caster Semenya gets reprieve from discriminatory regulations, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be

Lindsay Gibbs

West Virginia Senate passes sweeping education bill to ban teacher strikes

Elham Khatami

Profiling Labor Leaders and Activists for Pride Month

Kenneth Quinnell

California Assembly votes to rein in gig economy abuses, this week in the war on workers

Laura Clawson

Why Has the U.S. Economy Been Doing So Well?

Arthur Macewan

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Fort Bend County v. Davis

Held that Title VII's charge-filing requirement is not jurisdictional and thus is subject to forfeiture if tardily asserted. The issue involved whether an employer waited too long to dispute that a discrimination plaintiff filed a proper complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before initiating suit. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Greisen v. Hanken

In a First Amendment retaliation case, held that a police chief was entitled to prevail on his claim that the city manager unlawfully took adverse employment action against him for expressing concerns about the city's financial management. Affirmed a jury verdict, concluding that the statements were made as a private citizen, not a public

June 6, 2019

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By the Numbers: Diversity in the Workplace

How to Create a Safer Workplace for Women

At Least 2 Million Or More Americans Experience Workplace Violence

The Inequalities of Workplace Surveillance

Google Follows A Growing Workplace Trend: Hiring More Contractors Than Employees

Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night

Workplace Bias Isn't Going Anywhere, Any Time Soon

Your most valuable workplace benefit may be the most overlooked

Nearly half of LGBTQ workers fear being "out" can hurt their careers

1 in 4 workers in U.S. don't get any paid vacation time or holidays

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