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August 2018 Archives

US on track for 40,000 traffic deaths this year

Despite various improvements in roadway and vehicle safety, the U.S. is on track to reach nearly 40,000 traffic fatalities in 2018, according to preliminary numbers from the National Safety Council. Based on statistics reported by each state, the Council estimates that 18.720 people died on U.S. roads between January and June.

What kinds of ad targeting discriminate against people 40 and up?

According to the EEOC, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against people aged 40 and over in any aspect of employment. That includes discrimination anywhere in the hiring process, including in advertisements and job notices and pre-employment inquiries.

We must do more to prevent accidents involving drunk pedestrians

"We want to help everyone get home safely," says the executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). "Humans are always going to make an error. It shouldn't cost them their life."

The number of female CEOs at top-tier companies is declining

Among the publicly traded companies included in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, only 4.8 percent of the leaders are women -- and that percentage is going down. Part of that is because the overall number is quite small. There are now only 24 female chief executives in the index.

Are women's brains more susceptible to injury than men's?

In 2017, the results of a decade-long study of soccer players by a Northwestern University professor were released. It found female soccer players at a greater risk of suffering concussions than their male counterparts. Previous research had already shown that women report symptoms of concussions more often than men. Are women more susceptible to concussions or other brain injuries -- or are they simply more likely to report symptoms?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects many women's rights

Being a woman in the workplace can have significant challenges. Although positive strides have been made to end discrimination against women in various industries, there are still unfortunate incidents of discrimination, even in New York.

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