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September 2013 Archives

Teen clothing store faces controversy over dress code

Employees of the teen clothing store Abercrombie and Fitch and its associated brands are speaking out against the company, saying that the dress code for retail workers is too strict and that it discriminates against workers who wish to wear religious clothing.

Bank settles gender discrimination suit for $39 million

 The country's largest bank has agreed to a substantial settlement in a class action gender discrimination lawsuit. The settlement will distribute $39 million to women who worked for Merrill Lynch or Bank of America during a specific period of time.

Labor Department extends FMLA benefits to same-sex couples

As a part of the ongoing efforts to fully implement the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Labor Department has recently announced updates to their policies. Among these updates includes a change in the way that the Family Medical Leave Act is administered.

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