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Transgender employee wins lawsuit against company

Last year, reality television star and former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner made his transformation official to a transwoman, changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner. Her transformation shed an international spotlight on the plight and rights of transgender individuals in the United States and throughout the world. As Americans, politicians and the courts on local, state and federal levels adapt new policies to protect the rights of transgender people, employers throughout the world are also working to include transgender employees.

Don't let workplace discrimination ruin your life

Over the last few years, we have seen gay rights gather much traction, including the right for gay couples to legally marry throughout the United States. At the same time, however, we have also seen many instances of violence against minorities, to the extent that a group, Black Lives Matters, formed to address the various issues of discrimination against the black population. And, with turmoil in the Middle East and the constant threat of terrorist attacks in the United States, there have been multiple issues of violence and threats against the Muslim population in the U.S.

Former NFL players suffering brain injuries win settlement

In a previous post here, we talked about the importance of workplace safety and a settlement battle between retired National Football League players suffering from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, well into their retirement. 31 retired players won the class action lawsuit and are expected to receive $4 million dollars each.

What is a restrictive covenant?

The relationship between an employee and employer is not always simple. It is not uncommon for employers to include a restrictive covenant within an employment contract. And it is crucial for an employee to have an understanding of the restrictive covenant not only during the time of employment, but especially after, as the contents and restrictions may carry on well after the employee leaves the company.

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