appearance discrimination

7 Ways You Can Be Fired For Your Appearance -- Legally

7 Ways You Can Be Fired For Your Appearance -- Legally

You've almost certainly heard about the dentist who was so afraid that he couldn't resist sexually harassing his very attractive female employee that he fired her. The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the firing, saying that firing someone because they're too attractive didn't violate Iowa law. If you haven't heard... Read More »

Should Making Fun Of A Co-Worker's Weight Be Illegal?

Should Making Fun Of A Co-Worker's Weight Be Illegal?

Deborah Marks was a New York telemarketer, and a damn good one. She received outstanding reviews, a series of prizes, and was named "Telemarketer of the Year." Marks hoped to move into a sales rep position, but when promotion time came, another woman got the job. "Deb, I've told you," her boss allegedly said... Read More »

Is Discrimination Against Overweight Workers a Hefty Problem?

Is Discrimination Against Overweight Workers a Hefty Problem?

It's been called the American epidemic -- 34 percent of us suffer from obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Another 34 percent are overweight. And while any American is familiar with the imagery of an overweight population, what perhaps is most striking about the national obesity outbreak... Read More »

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

It's hard to feel sorry for pretty girls, since numerous workplace discrimination studies have been done that show they have an edge when it comes to getting hired, promoted, elected and evaluated. But there are two areas in which they are at a distinct disadvantage: one is in fields that are traditionally... Read More »

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