Age discrimination is not discussed as often as other types of discrimination, but it is no less damaging for people and their careers. When employers choose to discriminate against their older employees, they can cause substantial harm to them and their career prospects. Here are five signs of age discrimination you may want to watch out for if you are 40 or older:
Legally speaking, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for reporting a violation of employment law by their employer. However, employers often take retributive measures against employees anyway, resulting in substantial professional consequences for employees who are simply trying to do the right thing. But what exactly is retaliation in an employment law context, and what should you do if your employer retaliates against you?
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?
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?
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?
A federal court in Ohio has dismissed a motion for summary judgment in a case where a prospective employee was not hired after disclosing he used a prescription opioid painkiller. The case is a sign of the stigma that many people with chronic pain face as they seek employment in their respective fields. However, the plaintiff’s own motion for summary judgment was also defeated, meaning the case may have a long way to go before it is resolved.
Starting on May 15, 2022, New York City will require all employers in the city with four or more employees to disclose the acceptable salary range for any position it advertises. This is meant to deal with a surprisingly common problem, where employers would advertise a position without also advertising the salary, leading to what many would consider deceptive business practices. This information can help potential job applicants to ensure they are making an amount of money appropriate to their position, rather than having to operate blind. Continue reading “New York City Mandates Salary Range Disclosure Starting May 15”
Performance reviews are a regular part of almost every job in existence, with employees evaluated based on their ability to adequately perform their job duties. In theory, these are innocuous, a sensible part of ensuring employees are on task and doing their jobs. In reality, however, performance reviews can be used as a tool to deprive employees of their pay and benefits, and to conceal potentially illegal labor practices. Continue reading “How Do Employers Use Performance Reviews Against Employees?”
The California State Attorney General has sued Activision Blizzard, a major game publisher, for sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees. The company is accused of having a “pervasive ‘frat boy’ culture” in which women were consistently subjected to derogatory comments and offensive humor, and where men were regularly promoted over their female peers. The company initially denied the allegations, but has since moderated its stance due to a public backlash. Continue reading “Activision Blizzard Sued Over Allegations of Widespread Discrimination”
LNK International, Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer located in New York, has agreed to pay $220,000 to settle charges of discrimination in its employment practices. The charges, issued by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), indicate that the company was engaged in practices that discriminated against lawful permanent residents and other legal immigrants. The settlement shows what kind of hardship immigrants can face when seeking employment, even when they are in the United States legally. Continue reading “NY Pharma Company Pays $220K to Settle Discrimination Charges”