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Addressing hate symbols in the workplace

Hate symbols create a hostile work environment. Offensive imagery may include swastikas, confederate flags, 14/88 numerology, nooses, or other hostile slogans that target someone’s race or identity. Employees who are subjected to hate symbols in the workplace may have grounds ...

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Case reveals limits to ADA protections

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against someone because of their disability. Under the ADA, an employer is expected to make reasonable accommodations that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of a job. ...

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