Getting a rejection email from a job application hurts, but if you’re denied a job—or even denied an interview—because of your race, age, gender, or religion, you may have just encountered hiring discrimination. Hiring discrimination laws protect applicants, not just employees, but it can be difficult to recognize this subtle and common form of discrimination. ...
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Can I File an EEOC Claim if I’m Not a Member of a Protected Class?
If you’re not a member of a protected class, can you still file an EEOC claim? The short answer is yes, but there are some things you should know first.
U.S. Supreme Court Says Texas Not Immune to Military Discrimination Suit
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling expands the rights of military and veteran employees who may have faced discrimination while employed by state governments. In Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety, 142 S. Ct. 735 (2021), the Supreme Court ruled that state employers can’t use sovereign immunity to avoid complying with a military anti-discrimination...
Top 5 Steps to Address Discrimination at Work
Workplace conflicts are an unfortunate part of being in the professional world. Some conflicts, however, are more than just a clash of personalities. In some cases, the treatment by a co-worker or supervisor is patently unfair, and possibly even workplace discrimination. If you are facing unfair treatment at work — even if it’s not legally...
CBS Affiliate Found in Violation of Age Discrimination Protections
Based on our own personal experiences at the firm, it seems employees have some misconceptions about age discrimination, and I can see why. It’s easy to assume that a person in their 40s – likely at the prime of their career – would not fall victim to age discrimination. However, in industries that skew younger...
A SCOTUS Win for LGBTQ Employees!
As an employee rights attorney, I am ecstatic to share the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thanks to this new decision, federal workplace discrimination protections now extend to LGBTQ employees.
Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: How to Stand Up for Your Rights and The Rights of Others
We are heartbroken over the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all the others who have lost their lives to senseless racism. As employee rights attorneys, we have seen racial discrimination in action, and we fight for everyone to be treated with the fairness and dignity they deserve. We also stand...
COVID-19 Rules Could Lead to Major Litigation for Employers
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1 and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) gave employers until April 18 to comply with the law, after which employers who fail to comply will face DOL enforcement actions and could be subject to individual lawsuits.
Q&A About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know
With the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employees have questions about what the law does and doesn’t provide to those impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this article we’ll answer 7 of the most pressing questions employees face while the U.S. prepares for (and deals with) this historic contagion.
Age and Disability Discrimination & Your Rights
Are you facing workplace discrimination based on a disability or your age? Perhaps you’ve been working for your employer a long time, only to discover that with age, your health has declined. Many employees facing health challenges fear discussing their concerns with their employer. However, if you’re having difficulty performing your job due to a...
Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Fired [INFOGRAPHIC]
Few things are as disheartening as the realization that your company might be preparing to fire you. You might want to stop working, lash out, or confront your supervisors. Here’s what to do if you think your termination is around the corner – and what not to do if you suspect you may be getting...
The ADEA: Protecting Workers Over Age 40
Age Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation If you’re over the age of 40 and think you’ve been treated less favorably in the workplace, you have rights. Read on to learn the top 3 things you need to know about age discrimination.
Pregnancy Discrimination: Know Your Rights.
Pregnancy can be both exciting and overwhelming. Losing a job or facing discrimination while pregnant is stressful and frightening for any mom-to-be. In 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) awarded $16.6 million in monetary awards for pregnancy discrimination charges, a substantial increase from years past. If you feel you are being treated unfairly due...
I think I have a discrimination claim. What should I do next?
Realizing you have been discriminated against at work can be distressing, but there are several steps you can take if you believe you have a discrimination claim. Do you have a disability, and do you notice that non-disabled people always seem to get promoted even though you have been with your company longer and receive...
I Think I’m Getting Fired. What Next?
Maybe you heard layoffs were happening around the company, and your boss has been surprisingly distant with you. Maybe you saw your position posted on a job search engine. Maybe you have been unfairly treated since you complained about discrimination or took FMLA leave. Or maybe a coworker let it slip: they’re letting you go....
In a Win for Employees, Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Fair Pay Regulations
On March 4, 2019, a federal district court overturned President Trump’s efforts to curtail regulations designed to combat employment discrimination and pay disparity. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the District of Columbia reinstated President Obama’s executive order requiring large companies to submit data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding their employees’...
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