Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dire Future Predicted for Older Unemployed Workers

Since the start of the economic debacle now being termed the “Great Recession,” many United States workers have found themselves unemployed for long periods.  A new study shows that while layoffs were was more likely to affect younger workers, these employees were more likely to become reemployed.  By 2011, more than a third of older...
Read more

A New Bill to Beef Up Protection against Pregnancy Discrimination

Congress will consider a new bill called the Pregnancy Fairness Act, designed to improve the rights of pregnant workers against endemic discrimination.  The bill was introduced on Wednesday in the House. The ways in which courts have limited pregnancy discrimination laws are well described in this article. The new law would require employers to make reasonable...
Read more