employment

strikers

There are two broad categories of strikers.

"Economic strikers" are those employees who strike in order to obtain some economic concession from the employer such as higher wages, shorter hours, or improved working conditions. These strikers...

tangible employment action

A tangible employment action constitutes a significant change in employment status, such as hiring, firing, failure to promote, reassignment with significantly different responsibility, or a decision causing a significant change in benefits....

tender back rule

The tender-back rule, also known as the tender-back doctrine, is a rule that is commonly associated with waiver or release agreements in an employment context. The tender-back rule requires any consideration given to an employee to be given...

termination

An ending of employment (such as a layoff) that is not a voluntary resignation.

Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal employment law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), and national origin. Title VII gives employees a private right to action...

undue hardship

A degree of hardship in a proposed accommodation that is unreasonable or excessively costly for an employer to bear.

unemployment compensation

Unemployment Compensation Law: An Overview

Unemployment insurance provides workers, whose jobs have been terminated through no fault of their own, monetary payments for a given period of time or until they find a new job. Unemployment payments are...

union security agreement

A union security agreement is an agreement between a labor union and an employer that the employer will require all employees to undertake a specified level of support for the union as a condition of employment.

This level...

union shop

A union shop is a place of employment where employees are required, as a condition of their continued employment, to have membership in a labor union. See: National Labor Relations Act, §§ 8, 14(b), as amended, 29 U.S.C.A. §§ 158, 164(b)....

United Steelworkers of America v. Weber (1979)

United Steelworkers of American v. Weber (1979) is a U.S. Supreme Court case where the Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace, does not prohibit voluntary affirmative...

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