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Jennifer Shinall

Paid family leave, pregnancy accommodation laws boost labor market

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt law professor Jennifer Shinall finds that some, but not all, types of legislation designed to protect pregnant employees are effective in their aim to help these workers keep working during pregnancy and after giving birth.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

May. 4, 2018—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements at Vanderbilt.

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For women re-entering workforce, sharing personal information may get you hired

May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.

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VUCast: Why overweight women lose at work

Dec. 1, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!

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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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New faculty: Shinall explores link between weight and workplace discrimination

Oct. 8, 2014—Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by employers in five areas: race, color, religion, sex and national origin. What Jennifer Shinall wants to know—should weight become the sixth?

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New University Faculty 2014-15

Sep. 30, 2014—View a complete list of new university faculty for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Two cities offer model to fight weight discrimination: Vanderbilt study

Jun. 21, 2012—If municipalities want to combat workplace discrimination because of obesity, they should look to Madison, Wis., and Urbana, Ill., for good models.

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