Pregnancy discrimination is a specific type of discrimination that women face when they become pregnant. This discrimination prevents them from being able to take time off work to have a child and raise them, making pregnancy economically perilous and increasing the risk of harm to both the mother and the child. Here are just some of the most common ways that employers discriminate against pregnant employees:
When most people think of defamation, they think of celebrities and politicians suing people for publishing embarrassing information about them. However, defamation can also involve people who are not public figures, and in many ways, it can be even more damaging. So what is defamation, and how do employers use it to hurt former employees when they look for other work?
As a general rule, dress codes are legal for employers to have. As Steven Sack notes in his book, “Fired!”, “[dress codes] are legal provided the policies do not unfairly impact a group of workers such as females.” But what do you do when a dress code does unfairly discriminate against a group of people, and what does that look like?
Disability discrimination is sadly a common experience in workplaces across the country. While the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to protect disabled workers from discrimination, they nevertheless face hurdles that can make it harder for them to support themselves. Here are five potential signs of disability discrimination you should look out for in your workplace:
In his new book Fired!: Protect Your Rights & Fight Back if You‘re Terminated, Laid Off, Downsized, Restructured, Forced to Resign or Quit, New York City attorney Steven Mitchell Sack offers some important advice if you are considering resigning from a job. “Never quit; make the company fire you,” says Sack. This is because you may put yourself in a much worse position,legally speaking, if you voluntarily resign instead of being fired. Here are five reasons why it may be better to be terminated by your employer rather than quit:
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Sexual harassment is a sadly common phenomenon in workplaces across the United States, with more than 25,000 sexual harassment claims reported to the EEOC every year. Unfortunately, however, many time sexual harassment goes unreported and unaddressed, in part because people do not recognize the signs. Here are five signs of sexual harassment you should watch for in the workplace:
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about their salary, especially with their other coworkers. They may think it is rude, or be afraid of retaliation from their boss for discussing that information. However, if you talk to your coworkers about how much you are paid, you could find some extremely useful information that you can use to your benefit. Here are just a few reasons you should speak to your coworkers about your salary?
In the past few months, labor unions have seen significant growth, with major employers like Amazon and Starbucks seeing their employees begin to unionize. Though they have worked hard to discourage this trend, the increase in unionization shows just how beneficial organizing a union can be. Here are just some of the potential benefits of unionizing your workplace:
The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, has said that his company would not be able to provide expanded benefits to unionized employees, if they were to increase the benefits for workers in the future. This statement has been described as an “indefensible threat” from Schultz by labor organizers who are working to form unions at Starbucks locations around the country. This comes on the heels of several new Starbucks stores having voted to form unions, with as many as 216 stores now being targeted by labor organizers.
Every year, more than 100,000 people file discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunty Commission (EEOC), the federal authority in charge of investigating workplace discrmination claims. However, this shockingly large number is still thought to include a great deal of underreporting, in part because people do not always recognize when they have been the victim of discrimination. So how do you know if you have been discriminated against at work?