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One in five whistleblowers experience retaliation at work

A recent study from the Ethics Resource Center indicates that the rate of retaliation against whistleblowers is on the rise. One in five workers who reported legal or ethical misconduct such as fraud or discrimination experienced retaliation as a result of the report.

Texas case tackles nuance of pregnancy discrimination law

A Texas woman's employment discrimination case has gained national attention as the 5th circuit appeals court prepares to determine the boundaries of pregnancy discrimination. The question in this case is whether lactation is a "pregnancy-related condition" within the meaning of the amended version of Title VII of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

Interns sue Fox over minimum wage violations

Former interns of Fox Entertainment Group are seeking to expand an already large class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that their internship program violated federal minimum wage and overtime laws. The lawsuit was initially brought by two interns who were associated with the production of the Black Swan and named only Fox Searchlight, but attorneys representing them now say it's become clear that the same problems affected many more interns throughout Fox.

Sexual assault scandal continues to shock Texas Air Force base

Another former instructor from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas was sentenced this week as a part of the ongoing investigation and trials for alleged sexual assaults of new recruits. The revelation that many recruits were being victimized by instructors has sent shockwaves through the community at Lackland and the military community as a whole.

Department of Justice: Corpus Christi police discriminate against women in hiring

For the past two and a half years, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating the Corpus Christi Police Department for their hiring practices. After concluding its investigation, the Justice Department said that the city doesn't hire enough women, because they administer a physical fitness test that favors men. A report said that Corpus Christi discriminated against women by having a benchmark for physical fitness that is the same as men. The test included push-ups, running a certain distance and other physical activities.

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