Age discrimination is a surprisingly common phenomenon, one that unfairly harms workers all across the United States. When people are the victims of this type of discrimination, they can potentially lose income, time, or business opportunities for no reason other than their age. But what exactly is age discrimination, and how do you know what it is when it is happening?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from being discriminated against at work on the basis of race, religion, sex, nationality, or skin color. Unfortunately, some employers will discriminate against their employees anyway, with racial discrimination being a particularly persistent problem in workplaces across the country. Watch for these potential signs of racial discrimination, which may indicate a need to pursue legal action:
Increasingly, employers have used credit checks to screen employees and make hiring and firing decisions. In fact, according to a 2018 HR.com report, as many as 16% of all employers in the United States conduct a credit check on all employees as part of the hiring process, and a third pull credit reports on at least some of their job candidates. But what is an employment credit check, and how can employers use them against their employees? Continue reading “How Employers Can Use a Credit Check Against An Employee”
As Steven Sack says in his book, Fired!, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits religious discrimination and requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of employees and prospective employees.” However, religious discrimination is a surprisingly common phenomenon in workplaces across the country, although many people do not realize it. Here are five ways employers may discriminate against employees on religious grounds:
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.