Stand Up for Workers' Blog

20 Aug 2021

Women’s Rights And The Laws That Protect Them At Work

by B&F Contributor We’ve come a long way, baby, from first starting to work outside the home in the 19th century to present-day, when women are running boardrooms and holding some of the highest offices in our country. Along with this progression have come laws to support female advancement in the workforce and provide women with […]

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16 Aug 2021

The New FFRCA And What It Means For You

by B&F Contributor The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received a lot of attention for its third round of stimulus checks. As time has passed, however, it appears the continuation and expansion of emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and expanded Family and Medical Leave (EFML) might have an even greater impact on some employees’ finances. […]

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13 Aug 2021

One Year Out: The Pandemic’s Negative Impact On Women In The Workforce

by B&F Contributor A year into the pandemic and the female workforce is suffering. Women have been leaving the workforce and losing jobs at higher rates than men due to a variety of pandemic-related factors. This departure creates a greater risk that the pay gap will widen and potentially heralds long-term negative effects on gender […]

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09 Aug 2021

Can You Be Fired For Something You Say On Social Media?

by B&F Contributor Social media can be a great place. You can join broad discussions, you can find humorous content, and you can share your thoughts with millions of people. That last part seems to get a lot of users in trouble. Celebrities garner the most attention when they say something out of line. TV […]

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06 Aug 2021

Older Workers Continue To Be Protected In Time Of COVID

by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan For months, legal experts have been predicting a rash of age discrimination lawsuits stemming from layoffs or firings of older workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While protected by law against age discrimination, older workers do often face issues in the workplace. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has proved to be a challenging time. Ageism […]

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02 Aug 2021

Can You Be Fired For Your Age?

by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan There’s an adage that individuals get wiser as they get older, but that saying doesn’t help when it comes to older individuals keeping their jobs in downtimes. While federal law prohibits age discrimination in employee terminations, age-related firings increase by 3.4% for each percentage point increase in a state’s unemployment rate, according to […]

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16 Jul 2021

Congress Should Prioritize Paid Family Leave

The United States is the only western nation that does not ensure that workers receive paid family leave to deal with a family illness, a newborn child, or other family health matters. The Family and Medical Leave Act has given workers a modicum of protection from losing their job if they need to take such leave.

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