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Women with child are still facing discrimination at alarming rates.
It is reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resolves 52,000 pregnancy cases.
The amount of money shelled because of that? $150.5 MILLION!
Pregnant women face firings, leave without pay, and being barred from some work. This is highlighted by a Texas federal judge ruling against a Houston mother who was fired for asking for a place to pump breast milk.
However, many employers state that the laws are murky and hard to follow. Witnesses said to a EEOC panel that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act all overlap and leave gray areas.
The EEOC plans on releasing a four year strategic plan to help clarify laws and fight discrimination.
We need our women in the workforce to have equal rights!
It's about time one of these schools takes responsibility.
We hear the same ol' story over and over again. A student gets bullied on a constant basis and the school does nothing about it.
Student Margaret Sobieralaski claims that her former classmate Daniel Herrick made up sexually explicit stories about her. She was then so stressed out by the verbal bullying from her classmates, she was unable to graduate with her class. According to her mother, "she was on suicide watch" and "she wanted to die."
Her mother added:
Animal lover Willie Nelson is asking for change in Ohio.
In the Midwestern state, pit bulls are labeled as "vicious" by law while other breeds are labeled IF they have killed or seriously injured a human or another dog.
The music legend has written an email asking the Ohio Senate to appeal the law he calls "archaic.
Willie sent the following email:
Ohio is the only state that discriminates against dogs who share a cluster of physical characteristics by classifying this group as ‘vicious’ without any regard to individual dog behavior…These dogs are considered ‘vicious’ at birth, even though there are countless dogs of unknown heritage who are deemed ‘pit bulls’ who are wonderful family pets. In addition to being beloved pets, many ‘pit bulls’ are show dogs, search and rescue dogs, and service dogs. The current law infringes on responsible dog owners’ rights to own any dog they choose, no matter what the dog’s appearance. Dogs, like people, are individuals and should each be judged on his/her own merits.
Toledo, OH has spend a large amount of money euthanized dogs resembling pit bulls.
The bill has currently passed the Ohio House by a 69-29 vote.
Supporters have also asked that each breed of dog be judged individually as well.
Way to go, dog lovers! Teddy says thank you!
[Image via AP Images.]
At least our dream of Justin Bieber going on Maury hasn't gone down the drain.
Despite the fact that Mariah Yeater dropped her paternity lawsuit against Bieber, her lawyer is saying this thang ain't over! Her NEW rep, Jeffrey Leving, says because of the multiple death threats Yeater has received, Beiber's team has agreed to continue to handle the DNA test out of court.
Leving told reporters:
"I did not step down and there is a legal team. It’s a new legal team. In light of death threats against my client, strategies have been reviewed.
She believes Justin Bieber is the father. Right now there’s no more interviews for Mariah Yeater, I’m not going to allow that. Secondly, negotiations are going on right now with Bieber’s council and we’re trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safe guards that would exist if there were a court order, but without a court order. The case is completely out of control and I don’t want something terrible to happen to my client or her child"
Totally agree! It doesn't matter how big of a liar she is, Mariah and her child should NOT be put in any physical danger!
However, we completely disagree with the lawyer's second sentiment:
“My goal is that when the DNA test is completed, which I believe it will be…my goal is to keep everything confidential so the results will remain confidential.”
Not only is this unfair to us, it's not far to Justin! If he is not the father he has every right tell the world (or dance on Maury)!
We're not sure we buy Leving's story. Guess only time (and Justin's reps) will tell!!
[Image via WENN.]
Congrats Justin, you are NOT the father!!
20-year-old gold digger, Mariah Yeater has dismissed her paternity lawsuit against him!
Apparently she ever so quietly dismissed the case sometime last week, around the same time her big shoot lawyers dropped her as a client. Huh, that's funny. They dropped her and the case around the same time Justin revealed his plans to sue Yeater after he took the paternity test.
This means Justin will not be going on Maury to get the results of paternity test, which breaks our hearts! But clearly this is for the best. Yeater doesn't need anymore national attention, she needs take care of her son.
Good luck Yeater! You made enemies with
a bunch of kids millions of Bielebers.
We suggest you change your name and never get a twitter account.
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In the past several years, thanks to increased awareness and stricter public smoking laws, cigarette smoking has been on the decline. In fact, less than 20% of adults over the age of 18 smoked in 2010!
However, some people still aren't taking the hint thanks to their state's lack of interest in promoting healthy breathing.
Based on smoking (and quit) rates, smoking bans and restrictions, cigarette taxes and sales, and deaths attributable to smoking, here are the 10 states most addicted to smoking: