Workplace Discrimination

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

Can An Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I Smoke?

In 21 states discrimination against smokers is legal

While many states ban discrimination against smokers, 21 states still permit employers to invade employee privacy. What are your rights in your state? Read More »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

Can My Boss Do That?

Can My Boss Do That?

Questions you've likely considered

Maybe you've witness your boss do something that seems unfair to you or a co-worker, and wondered, "Can they really do that?" Read More »

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Contact language may make it harder for wrongfully terminated teachers to sue

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine, including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles." Read More »

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

Anti-discrimination tactics for your resume

No reason to let people pre-judge you from your resume. Here are some practical easy ways to avoid putting a spotlight on your age or where you live. Read More »

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

30-year employee also alleged age discrimination victim

Former accounting executive Catherine Zulfer is receiving what may be the largest payout ever under a 2002 whistleblower protection law. Read More »

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

What an employer can and can't ask about your disability in an interview

If you have a disability, you should know your rights before you go into a job interview. Here's what you need to know about disability discrimination in hiring. Read More »

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

It's time to get people who want to work back to work

One long-term unemployed citizen reflects on a meeting he attended of CEOs and the Obama administration at the White House. Read More »

Does Your Religion Excuse Homophobic, Racist or Sexist Behavior At Work?

Does Your Religion Excuse Homophobic, Racist or Sexist Behavior At Work?

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson not protected by Title VII

If you have religious beliefs about homosexuality, women working or slavery, can you express that at work? Are you protected against religious discrimination? Read More »

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

First Amendment has no power in the workplace

Phil Robertson survived the brouhaha over his public anti-gay and racist comments. Would you? There's no freedom of speech protection at work. Read More »

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Whether you say yes or no to office events, here are your legal rights

It's that time of year when employees are asked to attend events with co-workers. Do you have to? Your legal rights if you say yes or no to office socializing Read More »

Gay Tipping Outrage: Couple Calls It Hoax

Gay Tipping Outrage: Couple Calls It Hoax

Alleged customers come forward to say they tipped the waitress

A New Jersey waitress claimed that a family stiffed her because she was gay. But people claiming to be the customers say they did tip and the story is a hoax. Read More »

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation at Work?

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation at Work?

It could land you in jail, so here's what you need to consider first

Record a conversation at work? You may or may not have committed a crime. Here's what you need to know before you press the record button. Read More »

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

How to prepare when you get the call to meet with HR

You get the call or the email and your heart sinks. HR wants to meet with you. Don't panic! Here's how to prepare for that dreaded meeting with HR. Read More »

ENDA (Banning Sexual Orientation Discrimination) Passes In Senate. What Will It Mean If It Becomes Law?

ENDA (Banning Sexual Orientation Discrimination) Passes In Senate. What Will It Mean If It Becomes Law?

What ENDA will (and won't) do if signed into law

Now that the Senate passed ENDA, prohibiting discrimination due to sexual orientation, what can we expect? Here's what ENDA will do (and what it won't do) Read More »

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Possible unpaid internships are at the heart of the matter

The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are under investigation by the Department of Labor for possible minimum wage violations of low-paid employees. Read More »

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

Steps you can take to stop being a victim of workplace bullying

Is your boss a bully? While workplace bullying isn't illegal, you can take steps to protect yourself and not be a victim. Read More »

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

'Used and abused' asks what a small staff can do

While workplace bullying is not illegal, bullies may cross the line into illegal behavior. Here are five ways your workplace bully might be breaking the law. Read More »

Tattoo? How To Still Get Hired

Tattoo? How To Still Get Hired

Don't let your ink hold you back from career success

Got a tattoo? Here's what you need to know about getting hired. Employers do discriminate against tattoos, but there are things you can do to overcome it. Read More »

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

Obesity may be an official disease, but how do you prove discrimination?

The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease. Will this help the overweight bring weight discrimination claims against their employers? Here are 7 ways you can prove illegal weight discrimination. Read More »

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