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Congressional rule bans discrimination against LGBTQ staff

Individuals often look to the federal government for guidance and clarity on how best to manage the many laws and policies that govern Americans everyday life. The world is forever changing, and it can be hard for Illinois residents to stay ahead of the many important social, economic, and political movements that drive change in their communities. It is therefore to the government that many look for an example of how to approach living justly in this country.

How can scaffolds be dangerous to construction workers?

In order to construct the homes, businesses, and other structures that Illinois residents see throughout their communities, construction workers must erect supports that allow them to reach higher to finish their building projects. These supports are often called scaffolds or scaffolding, and scaffolds can be made out of wood and other building materials. Generally, scaffolds are temporary structures that workers may use to reach further or higher than they would otherwise be able to from the ground.

How to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace

Inappropriate sexual conduct or even improper words used within one's workplace may constitute sexual harassment. When an Illinois resident feels threatened or harassed by such behaviors, they may be the victim of illegal employment actions. They may wish to discuss their workplace struggles with attorneys who support harassment victims and advocate for their rights.

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