Should employers have the right to tell employees how they can wear their hair, assuming that their hairstyle has no impact on anyone's health or safety? On what basis should anyone decide what hairstyles are appropriate and inappropriate for any particular workplace?
There are many types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace. If you feel as though you have faced discrimination on the grounds of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race or another protected class, then you need to take legal action posthaste.
A woman, who worked for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for nine years, filed a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer on April 18. In her filing, she chronicled how she was overlooked for promotions and later publicly demoted during her tenure working with them.
As of right now, there is no federal law on the books that protects transgender employees against unfair practices in the workplace. While laws exist protecting almost every other civil liberty, choosing the gender you wish does not guarantee equality at work.
Any form of sexual harassment in the workplace requires your full attention. Neglecting to take action may give the harasser the wrong idea, thus exposing you to additional advances in the future.
Religious discrimination is as old as religion itself, and modern countries like the United States have taken steps to make it illegal, but it continues to happen. Workers may face discrimination on the job that leads to constant harassment, wrongful termination, lower pay or even the inability to get a job at all.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been in effect in the United States since 1993. Even still, the Department of Labor says that many companies continue to make mistakes in implementing it. This puts them at risk of penalties and fines fined. There are a few common ways in which they violate this federal law.
In the event you become pregnant over the course of your work, you do have some obligations toward your employer. You must give your boss reasonable notice of the pregnancy so that he or she can make reasonable accommodations, such as finding a replacement for you during the time you will need off.