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Are attentive drivers the minority?

According to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle deaths have risen by 14 percent since 2014. The reasons for the increase are a matter of significant discussion among safety experts. The most common culprits discussed are increasing traffic congestion, more speeding and a rise in distracted driving. Part of the discussion is whether one of the tools used to curb distracted driving deaths may actually be contributing to them.

Employment discrimination by appearance

Employers are allowed to conduct themselves in any number of horrible ways. Some employers regularly make stupid decisions when it comes to work policies, hiring and firing decisions and more. The law does not protect workers from every bad decision made by an incompetent boss. The law does, however, protect employees who are denied overtime, or who are harassed, bullied or discriminated against for a protected reason.

The outsized impact of smart phones on safe driving

The right way to handle smart phones has eluded lawmakers and safety experts for some time. The devices went from novel to ubiquitous relatively quickly. In 2016, 77 percent of Americans owned a smart phone. Many of those Americans cannot or do not resist the temptation to use their phones while driving. Recent research suggests that even drivers who lay their phones aside when they drive might still be at an increased risk of getting into an accident.

Employment Discrimination And Pregnancy

Women face levels of workplace harassment and employment abuses that most men simply don't understand. Even basic concepts like "equal pay for equal work" are routinely violated by employers. Sexual harassment, the glass ceiling, discriminatory dress codes and other practices serve to hold women back from equal participation in the workforce. A recent case highlighted another form of discrimination that some female employees are forced to reckon with: pregnancy discrimination.

What Does Age Discrimination Look Like?

In an ideal workplace, every employee is valued based on their knowledge, skills, and work ethic. Unfortunately, not all workplaces operate that way. Workplace discrimination is all too common, and can rear its ugly head in a variety of ways.

Sexual violence in schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex. The Supreme Court has interpreted Title IX to cover sexual harassment or assault in schools. While sexual assaults at the college level have drawn media attention in recent years, assaults in K-12 schools often fly under the radar. Many schools react indifferently or with hostility to students who report being the victims of sexual violence. The government agency responsible for addressing these complaints is barely making a dent and is facing likely budget cuts under the current administration. Students are often left feeling like they have no recourse.

New York worker can't sue under new Jersey's whistleblower law

Despite some of the strongest whistleblower protection laws in the nation, the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division recently ruled that a New Jersey man working for the New Jersey and New York Port Authority cannot sue for wrongful termination, based on his claims of being forced into retirement.

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