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  • A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    Find answers to questions about employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act in this A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Webpage and PDF Version. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Justice
  • A Guide to Employment Discrimination

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on your legal rights when you find yourself being discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, gender (including sexual harassment), religion, age (if over 40), disability, or sexual orientation. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

    Some employers look into your background before deciding whether to hire you, or before deciding whether you can keep your job. When they do, you have legal rights. This publication from the Federal Trade Commission explains the laws that protect you, and how to contact the FTC and EEOC if you think an employer has broken the law. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Combating Employment Discrimination Through the Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)

    Information from Disability Rights Pennsylvania on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding employment discrimination. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Discrimination

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on discrimination in employment and housing from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Discrimination and Erie Human Relations Commission (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 3-27-2008. Information regarding discrimination, specifically relating to education, housing and sexual orientation, how to file a complaint with the Erie (PA) Human Relations Commission. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • EEOC Publications

    Listing of publications from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on a variety of subjects relating to equal employment opportunity and employment discrimination. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Employment Discrimination

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on discrimination in the workplace. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Employment Publications from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania

    Publications about disability and employment from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination - Questions And Answers

    Information from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the federal laws covering job discrimination and what discriminatory practices are prohibited by these laws. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination

    Description of the process to be followed to file a charge of employment discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Know Your Employment Rights!

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on employment rights including wages, unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, discrimination, workplace injuries, and unions. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Legal Briefs: Employment Law Issues For Women

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the October 5, 2010 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Features some of the most common questions coming from women who are either having difficulty with their current employers or are facing uncomfortable situations while looking for a job, and some helpful tips to keep in mind. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Help for Employment Problems from MidPenn Legal Services

    Description of services offered by MidPenn Legal Services to address Employment Problems you may be facing. MidPenn Legal Services serves residents of the following counties: Adams - Bedford - Berks - Blair - Centre - Clearfield - Cumberland - Dauphin - Franklin - Fulton Huntingdon - Juniata - Lancaster - Lebanon - Mifflin - Perry - Schuylkill - York. Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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