Tag: discrimination

Challenge experiences of discrimination in all ways, always!

The first time I remember being followed around a store, I was in elementary school. My mother’s body language was the clue that something wasn’t quite right, her tension contagious and her silent anger palpable. An enjoyable afternoon of shopping had become something of a nightmare and my own worries were overwhelming. There were ongoing

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Is it Discrimination? Pregnancy, Parenthood and Your Rights in the Workplace

  Although my practice is now focused on special education matters, I still get plenty of employment law questions these days, as is evident from the many comments I am still getting on my FMLA post.  From time to time, an employee will ask me if something that was said or done in their workplace

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Need to Know: Planning for Kindergarten with a Food Allergy

Earlier this week, Jen blogged about her apprehension toward her son starting kindergarten—a whole eighteen months from now—due to his severe allergy to peanuts, which can trigger a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis.  For the uninitiated, an anaphylactic reaction is a true emergency that requires immediate action to save a child’s life, due to its

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Don’t Be a Secret Mom: Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hide Our Status As a Parent at Work

It didn’t strike me as odd until a few years later, after I had a toddler and a baby of my own in tow.  But when I was a relatively new associate at small but established Connecticut firm, I worked with a law student who was there for the summer who actively tried to hide

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