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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is sued once again

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.

Concerning facts about religious discrimination

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.

How to file a discrimination complaint with your HR department

Despite the many federal and state laws in place to protect against it, discrimination in the workplace remains a major problem. This can appear in any company, regardless of size, location or industry. As an employee, you should always keep your eyes out for instances of discrimination, as this is against the law.

The Equal Pay Act: How does this law protect workers?

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 makes it unlawful to pay workers unequal amounts on the job simply because of their genders. In the 1960s, this act was added as an amendment to the already-existing Fair Labor Standards Act. Lawmakers created the EPA to fix the considerable pay inequity between the genders at the time. A year later, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was also passed, and this served to prohibit other forms of discrimination -- including gender discrimination -- in the workplace.

What's the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act?

Have you ever wondered what your genes might say about your personality and working habits? Perhaps you happen to possess the gene combination that scientists claim will contribute to you being a bad accountant. Or, maybe you don't have the "doctor gene." If your employer was to make a hiring decision based on this information, it could be a violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which became effective in 2009.

3 important laws that protect your legal rights at work

The United States offers numerous protections to employees under federal law. Nevertheless, most workers in America are not aware of what their employers can and cannot do to them. Therefore, when their legal rights are violated, many workers never even realize it and simply take the consequences on the chin.

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