Even when you can clearly see that you are being discriminated against, it can sometimes be difficult to prove. After all, the other party may simply deny that they were discriminating against you and claim that it is all a misunderstanding. This is a very common...
What is New York’s “Ban The Box” Law?
When you have a criminal record, it can feel like finding employment is an impossibility. Employers sometimes use a person’s criminal history as a screening tool when they’re making hiring decisions, despite whether it has any bearing on whether that person can do the...
Was your age the reason you were not hired?
You might know that it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees. However, discrimination during the hiring process is also illegal. Unfortunately, many qualified job applicants are rejected because of their gender, racial background and age. ...
Employment laws protect working pregnant women in New York
Discovering that you have a new baby on the way is a joyful occasion. Unfortunately for working women, mistreatment in the workplace can sour a little of their joy. Pregnancy does not diminish women, nor does it mean they cannot fulfill their work duties. When they...
Can agnostic and atheist workers face religious discrimination?
Agnostic individuals openly declare that they know nothing about a higher power. Atheists reject the idea of a sentient higher power. Both agnostic and atheist individuals likely forego any sort of organized religious celebrations. In theory, atheists or agnostic...
How should employers handle discrimination complaints?
Discrimination by employers is against the law. They can’t discriminate against anyone working for them or those applying for a job with the company. When an employee is the subject of discrimination, they have the right to file a formal complaint. In most cases, they...
Can an employer discriminate against you because of your tattoos?
It’s common knowledge that workplace discrimination is widespread despite being illegal. Employers still treat people differently based on their gender, race, nationality, religion and other protected classes. What is less widely known is that in some cases,...
Is it discrimination to use a dress code?
Your employer decides to use a dress code at work. You haven’t had one before, so you find it a bit frustrating. But they explain that they simply have a professional atmosphere that they’re trying to create, and this is how they’d like to do it. However, when you see...
Tips for documenting cases of workplace discrimination
Cases of discrimination at work are growing. Unfortunately, many employees are unsure how to protect themselves and their job if they find themselves in this situation. With a lot on the line, there are a few things to keep in mind as you move forward and report...
2 different ways that religious discrimination affects workers
The First Amendment to the Constitution grants every adult the right to freedom of religion in the United States. You can believe what you want and practice a faith based on your preferences or cultural heritage. Not only do you have the freedom to practice your...
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