Sapphire Legal discusses the classes protected under Title VII.

Title VII Protected Classes: Where We Stand Today

Discrimination in the workplace is against the law. Federal and state laws protect employees from discrimination based on a variety of factors. Some states have expanded discrimination laws beyond the protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, current federal court cases appear to be expanding the interpretation of some of […]

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Sapphire Legal discusses the most common zoning disputes that affect homeowners.

Zoning Disputes that Affect Homeowners

Zoning laws divide geographic areas into residential, commercial and industrial districts. In order to serve this purpose, zoning laws provide the types, heights, and sizes of buildings permitted, establish minimal boundaries between structures and minimal setbacks from the street, designate how many rooms a building in a particular area may have and whether homes in […]

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Sapphire Legal discusses the most common types of workplace discrimination.

What Are the Most Common Types of Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination is much more common than we would like to believe, and certain types of discrimination are more prevalent than others. You may have observed examples of employment discrimination where you work or you may have experienced it yourself. Though both federal and state laws prohibit this misconduct, too many companies get away with […]

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Sapphire Legal discusses how to determine if you are experiencing sexual harassment.

Am I Experiencing Sexual Harassment?

Many employees are not certain about whether they have a right to complain about sexual harassment or whether they should. This not surprising since the whole concept of sexual harassment is relatively new. If you watch old movies, you will see evidence of on-the-job behavior that was considered “flirtatious” or even “romantic” that would now […]

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