You have been with the company for five years. A promotion comes up, and you decide to apply. You did the same thing last year, but it went to another co-worker. You wondered at the time if they were qualified, but you didn't think about it too much.
Most workplace discrimination lawsuits that were filed around the time the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law had to do with racial discrimination. While race continues to be a leading reason that employees or prospective employees file workplace discrimination lawsuits, it's not the only reason. Many individuals have been motivated to sue because they belong to other protected classes in recent years.
You try to ignore it at first, hoping that your suspicions are wrong. However, as the days turn to weeks, you're surer than ever that you're a victim of workplace discrimination.
The San Francisco-based Intel Corporation settled with the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this week. They agreed to pay a $5 million settlement for having allowed a select group of their workers to discriminate against its Hispanic, African-American and female employees.
As you age, you may have concerns about discrimination at work. This is particularly true if your employer has shown the tendency to hire younger workers for your position in the not-too-distant past.
In some cases, discrimination in the workplace is driven by very deliberate bias. A person clearly feels like others of a certain ethnicity, age, gender or religion are less important than others and acts against them.
If you believe you're the victim of workplace discrimination, it's important to collect as much evidence as possible. While this isn't always easy, doing so will put you in a better position to take action against your former employer in the future.
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?
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.
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.