Civil Rights

This is FindLaw's collection of Civil Rights articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Corporations have been gaining more civil rights in the courts throughout the years. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Civil Rights Articles

  • Employee Absenteeism and the ADA

    When employee absenteeism is disability-related, the challenge for your corporate clients is where to draw the line. After all, your clients have certain obligations to accommodate employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) ...

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  • Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law

    Claims of police misconduct brought against law enforcement officials must be analyzed from both a factual and legal perspective. This analysis will necessarily involve a three-step process. First, the counsel for the defendant must identify and ...

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  • Utility Credit: Fast Facts

    for Consumers Utility Credit Whenever you are denied credit - including utility credit - you have the right to know the specific reason.Bureau of Consumer Protection Office of Consumer & Business Education (202) 326-3650 "My husband and I always ...

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  • Light Duty Jobs and the ADA

    Employers should seriously consider the ADA implications of light duty jobs before creating (or continuing) such jobs on a regular basis. The ADA requires employers to "accommodate" disabled employees, under some circumstances, by placing them in ...

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  • EEOC Issues Guidelines on Reasonable Accomodation

    EEOC issues guidance on reasonable accommodationThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued detailed policy guidance on employers' obligation to provide reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ...

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  • EEOC Issues Regulations on Releases/Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims

    On June 5, 1998, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued regulations that provide guidance on the requirements of the Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act of 1990 ("OWBPA"). The OWBPA established mandatory minimum standards ...

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  • Discrimination by Supervisors: Is It Actionable?

    Employers often need to make difficult business and personnel decisions in running their businesses. Accordingly, personnel managers are hired, human resources departments are created and administrators are assigned various tasks pertaining to ...

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  • Lifting Restrictions Under ADA: Good News For Employers

    One of the most difficult dilemmas for employers is how to treat an employee who is returning to work with a lifting restriction. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) describes a disability as "A a physical or mental impairment that ...

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  • Is Job-Related Stress Covered by the ADA?

    The workplace provides a fertile source for complaints regarding stress. A growing number of employees are claiming that the workplace imposes so much stress that they should be considered "disabled" and provided with reasonable accommodation within ...

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  • Facts Are Not What Wins Cases, Perceptions Do

    YOU CAN VIEW SOME FACTS BEFORE THEY ARE CREATED Significant Evidentiary Issues Which Are Key To Our SuccessConclusion Last month the Labor Letter reported on a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which held that a plaintiff cannot "pick ...

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