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Category Archives: Discrimination

Governor Wolf Signs the Clean Slate Bill Into Law

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On June 28, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf’s Office announced that he had signed House Bill 1419 also known as the “Clean Slate” bill into law.  According to the Governor’s Office, this legislation allows for individuals to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for… Read More »

Can A Potential Employer Ask About Your Criminal Record?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Good jobs can be hard to find.  If you have a criminal record that can make it even more difficult to find a decent job.  In 2012 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an Enforcement Guidance Memo that recognized that in the last twenty years, there has been a significant increase in… Read More »

FMLA and Same Sex Marriage

By Ira H. Weinstock |

FMLA and Same Sex Marriages The United States Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, see https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-307 found the Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA) and its ban on same sex marriages to be unconstitutional.  That finding has had a wide impact on variety of other federal laws and regulations, including the Family… Read More »

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

By Ira H. Weinstock |

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin.   The law was later amended to include protection on the basis of pregnancy, age and disability.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More »

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