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The Penalty for Fatness: Obesity Discrimination and the Traditional Civil Rights Approach

Lea en español by Sayward Stuart, J.D., B.C.L. Aug. 26, 2008 It is no exaggeration to suggest that obesity is a growing problem in America. As Americans grow more overweight, weight-based discrimination likewise increases. State and federal governments as well as private employers have enacted measures that penalize and arguably disadvantage the obese. Economic policies […]

When Race Affects Tips, Do Employees Have Recourse?

by Linda Holmes, J.D. April 15, 2008 There’s nothing more annoying than a study pointing out that we’re not as rational as we think we are. It’s so much easier not to know. Consider tipping in restaurants. You tip your server based on friendliness, good service and the peculiar power with which human kindness courses […]

UPS Under Fire: Governor Defends Same-Sex Partners

United Parcel Service received a letter from Gov. Jon S. Corzine urging the company to implement the New Jersey Civil Union Law and put forward benefits for employees in a same-sex partnership. Gay-rights groups have the shipping giant under fire by asserting that same-sex partners are not receiving the same treatment as their married coworkers […]

Employment Discrimination

Lea en español Discrimination on the Job—An Overview The laws governing discrimination in the workplace are based on both constitutional prohibitions, and on state and federal statutes. As a general rule, discrimination is defined as the practice of treating a group of people differently. The U.S. Supreme Court has established certain tests for determining whether […]