New York-based Goldman Sachs was accused of workplace discrimination on June 5 in a lawsuit filed by one of its former vice presidents. The 31-year-old man clams that he was terminated after speaking up about the way LGBT workers were treated at the company. A Goldman Sachs representative denied the allegations, which he described as meritless.
Unfortunately for many, discrimination in the workplace is an unpleasant fact of daily life. If you are in this situation, you may think it is rather easy to spot the signs of discrimination. However, in reality, people who perpetuate discrimination or other abusive forms of behavior rarely make their real intentions known. As a result, it can be difficult to know when you are being discriminated against based upon your gender, race, religion, age, disability or because you are a member of another protected class.
If you have a criminal record, you are not alone. It is estimated that about 65 million Americans are in the same situation. If you are looking for a job, having a criminal history may make it difficult to compete, as the overwhelming majority of employers run a background check on applicants.
Finding out you are pregnant can be an overwhelming experience for any woman. Immediately, you can feel a rush of emotions from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. These and countless other emotions will ebb and flow as your pregnancy progresses.
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U.S. employment law has many protections for employees in the workplace. These laws aim to protect an employee from unfair discrimination and unjust treatment, as well as provide some important job-related benefits in the event of a family or medical emergency. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the laws that has significant importance to a great number of employees throughout New York and the United States. As legal definitions of family relationships continue to change, the reach of the FMLA may soon be extended.