Ask The Lawyer, WHO NEEDS SLEEP?

WHO NEEDS SLEEP? NO LIMIT ON HOURS MEDICAL RESIDENTS – AND OTHERS – CAN WORK QUESTION: My son-in-law is a resident at a hospital. We visited with him and my daughter last weekend, and he looked exhausted. My daughter told me he had worked a 20-hour shift. Aren’t there limits on how many hours someone can be required to work

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Ask The Lawyer: Isn’t it against the law to discriminate against older workers?

OLDER WORKER THINKS HIRING PROCESS DISCRIMINATED QUESTION: I’m 57, well-qualified and experienced, and looking for a job – but I can’t even get an interview. I believe a lot of the firms I apply to discriminate against “older” applicants. Sometimes it’s pretty clear from the job description, that the employer is only interested in younger workers (the posting will say

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Ask The Lawyer, SEXUAL HARASSMENT SOMETIMES HARD TO DEFINE

SEXUAL HARASSMENT SOMETIMES HARD TO DEFINE QUESTION: With all the talk of sexual harassment and the #MeToo Movement, I’m afraid to interact with women at work, in case I somehow offend them. How can I make sure that normal office behavior isn’t somehow seen as sexual harassment? ANSWER: Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new problem, but increased

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ATTORNEY DANIEL A. GWINN TO SPEAK AT PFLAG GROSSE POINTE

ATTORNEY DANIEL A. GWINN TO SPEAK AT PFLAG GROSSE POINTE “You can be married on Sunday and fired for that same act on Monday,” said attorney Daniel A. Gwinn, noting the current paradox affecting LGBTQ people. The friction between the Supreme Court’s recognition of marriage rights of LGBTQ people and the lack of protection from employment discrimination because of orientation

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Ask The Lawyer, NO WAY OUT?

NO WAY OUT? BOSS THREATENS TO SUE WORKER IF HE LEAVES FOR BETTER JOB QUESTION: I work as an aide at a home health agency. I haven’t had a raise in two years, so I started looking around for another job. I was offered a similar position at a different agency a couple of weeks ago. When I went to

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Ask The Lawyer, SOMEONE HAS TO GO!

SOMEONE HAS TO GO – OK TO LAYOFF WORKER WHO RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY AND WON’T FEEL THE PAIN AS MUCH?! QUESTION: Our sales were way down last year, so we have to lay off a couple of workers. It’s a really hard decision. One of our long-term employees started receiving social security retirement benefits a few years back – and

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ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB, By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB QUESTION: I am a highly qualified, intelligent woman with a degree from a first-class public university. My friends, with similar backgrounds and resumes, have all found jobs. I can’t even get an interview. I think the reason could be my name – my family is of Chinese descent, and

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