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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not just inappropriate, it’s illegal. Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace as long as the employer has more than 15 employees. Because it is a … Continue reading

Pregnancy Discrimination

Employers have a legal obligation to treat pregnant workers the same as any other employee in the workplace, and if this obligation is not fulfilled, they can be held liable for their misconduct. Pregnancy Discrimination Laws Pregnancy was not initially … Continue reading

Gender Discrimination

There are various federal and state laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees based on gender, but the main law is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VII, making any job-related decision based … Continue reading

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Employers should treat all of their employees equally, regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Treating an employee unfairly because of his or her sexual orientation is a form of discrimination similar to gender identity and sex discrimination. Although … Continue reading

Age Discrimination

It is illegal under both federal and state laws to treat employees over the age of 40 unfairly because of their age. At the federal level, age discrimination is covered under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which applies … Continue reading

Disability Discrimination

Disabled employees are entitled to a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. But when this right is violated, it’s important that they know what laws protect them and how they can seek justice against their employers. The Americans With Disabilities … Continue reading

Wrongful Termination

Losing a job can be financially and emotionally challenging, but the pain worsens when you were wrongfully terminated. Employers who unlawfully fire an employee may be held liable in a wrongful termination case, even if they operate within an employment … Continue reading

Whistle Blower

Did you complain about something you believed was illegal?  Did you refuse to engage in something you believed was illegal? When an employee alerts the public to an employer’s illegal conduct, it is said they are “blowing the whistle,” and … Continue reading

Racial Discrimination

Laws prohibiting racial discrimination have been in place since the 1960s, however that has not stopped some employers from treating people differently because of the color of their skin. Forms of Racial Discrimination There are two types of racial discrimination … Continue reading

Hostile Workplace

Are you subjected to inappropriate behavior in the workplace?  Do you feel it is serious or ongoing?  You may be in a hostile work environment. Every employee is entitled to a safe workplace where they can perform the duties of … Continue reading

Religious Discrimination

Regardless of your religious beliefs, you should be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are prohibited from discriminating against you because of your religious beliefs. This is … Continue reading

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