Category Archives: Discrimination

Discrimination: Why You Must File a Complaint with the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) upholds federal laws that prohibit employers from condoning retaliation, discrimination or harassment in the workplace. An employee can file a complaint when race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetic information play an inordinate role in an employer’s hiring, firing, promotion, training, wage, benefits or employment decisions. […]

Seven Signs of Age Discrimination at Work

The Florida Commission on Human Relations reports that the number of age discrimination cases in Florida is on the rise. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) heard 24,600 cases in 2008 alone. Ageist policies usually have an unfair impact on older workers, and are prohibited by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Seven symptoms […]

Pregnancy and Penalty: Gender Discrimination at Work

At a federal level, expectant parents are entitled to protection against unequal treatment, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, denial of benefits and lack of accommodation. Employees are entitled to protection from employers seeking to justify a layoff after learning of a pregnancy. Pregnant workers are legally entitled to: Equal treatment: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and […]

How to Recognize Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment can be either a single outrageous act or a series of less serious acts that create a hostile work environment. Isolated outrageous acts, such as sexual assault in the workplace or racially motivated threats, are usually easy to identify. They are clearly wrong and clearly actionable. In the context of a hostile work […]

The Administrative Process for Workplace Discrimination Claims

Before you can file a lawsuit for workplace discrimination, there is an administrative process you must follow. This is important to know because the applicable deadlines for filing these types of administrative complaints are far shorter than the typical time limits associated with lawsuits. Failing to follow these procedures and file a timely charge with […]

The Administrative Process for Workplace Discrimination Claims

Before you can file a lawsuit for workplace discrimination, there is an administrative process you must follow. This is important to know because the applicable deadlines for filing these types of administrative complaints are far shorter than the typical time limits associated with lawsuits. Failing to follow these procedures and file a timely charge with […]

Victim of Discrimination At Work? Consider These Important Tips

When you are treated unfairly in the workplace on the basis of factors like age, race and sex, you may be the victim of discrimination. In addition to creating a hostile work environment, discrimination can deter job prospects, derail your career and cause you to lose wages, benefits or your job. Federal and Florida state […]

Are You Doing Equal Work For Unequal Pay?

You enjoy your job and you do it well. You are getting experience, but you just found out someone is doing the same job as you and getting paid more. The only difference you see is that you are a woman and the other person is male. Is your paycheck less just because you are […]

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