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Federal Court Rules Employers Cannot Discriminate Based on Family Obligations

The Federal Court has ruled in a landmark decision that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations. Federal Court Justice Leonard Mandamin wrote, “I find there was evidence before the tribunal supporting its conclusion that Ms. Johnston [the plaintiff]…

Labor Department to Equalize Family Leave Rights for Gay Employees

The US Labor Department plans to update regulations related to the family medical leave act (FMLA) that would extend those rights to gay employees. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every year to…