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Employment discrimination case results in $3.5 million jury award

Colorado parents put a lot of faith into school teachers. Teachers are the ones who are entrusted with the huge responsibility of steering school kids down the right path with their education and ensuring that every kid lives up to their potential. Being a teacher should easily be considered one of the hardest jobs in America, and most teachers are held in very high esteem by the school districts that employ them. That is why when a teacher gets fired it will usually raise a few eyebrows in the community.

Former employee wins discrimination lawsuit against retailer

Many of our Colorado readers probably saw the case of a Muslim woman who recently won an employment discrimination case against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. The case made national headlines and the results could go a long ways toward curbing discrimination based on religion in the workplace.

Reasonable accommodation and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Many of our Colorado readers are probably familiar with some of the protections including in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Like many employment laws in America, this Act is designed to protect employees and potential employees from discrimination. The ADA in particular is focused on protecting those employees or potential employees who suffer from some form of disability. What many people may not know, however, is that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is usually involved in lawsuits that allege violations of the ADA.

Do Colorado employees report sexual harassment when it happens?

It can be hard for someone to understand the full ramifications of being a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace. If an employee reports this type of discrimination to superiors, some people who hear about it may think, "Was it really that bad? - What's the big deal?" The fact of the matter is that under federal and state employment law, sexual harassment is always a big deal.

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