Stand Up for Workers' Blog

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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