Increased Facebook Usage Correlates to Decreased Well-Being

A study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that increased use of Facebook leads to decreased personal satisfaction. The study’s researchers monitored 5,208 adult users and gathered information between 2013 and 2015 about their use of Facebook, health, and social lives. Facebook issued a response to the study by citing an earlier  Read More …

Pregnancy discrimination case against AutoZone results in $185M verdict

Federal jury in San Diego awarded nearly $186 million in punitive damages to a store manager at AutoZone after finding that the company retaliated against the pregnant manager, in the end demoting her and firing her. Rosario Juarez, 43, was awarded about $873,000 in compensatory damages and $185 million in punitive damages report Reuters, the Wall Street  Read More …

EEOC’s New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines and Fair Employment: Know Your Rights

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed article on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidelines to pregnancy discrimination laws. Suffice to say, the writer of said Wall Street Journal piece found little justification for the new legislation. Instead, he claimed that the new changes were simply another “radical legal interpretation” that  Read More …

Bullying at School and Work Involves Power Imbalance

The Fairmeadow Elementary School has adopted an approach to anti-bullying which embeds anti bullying lessons in the curriculum and revisits the issue of bullying on a regular basis.  The newer lessons teach empathy, not just for the bullied child but also for the bully, and encourage other children to become “upstanders” against bullying rather than  Read More …

Employment Lawyers Combat Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying has been a hot-button topic in recent years, particularly school bullying, which has resulted in a number of tragic student suicides.  But long after leaving high school behind, many face bullying as adults, including bullying in the workplace, cyberbullying, and domestic violence. Bullying in the workplace can give rise to legal claims.  Workplace bullies  Read More …