Discrimination Around Work And Employment

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This category is about possible discrimination around employment, based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, or age. It also includes what remedy an employee might be eligible to receive if they have been discriminated against.

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Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements

Many employers offer departing employees money or benefits in exchange for a release (or “waiver”) of liability for all claims connected with the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under the civil rights laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Includes what to do if you are offered a severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of your actual or potential discrimination claims, basic information about severance agreements, and when a waiver is valid.

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