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- Am I Being Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment?
When individuals hear the phrase “hostile work environment,” they may think that this means that a supervisor or owner of a business curses, hurls things at the wall or is intimating to employees. However, in legal terms, this is not the case. Instead, specific legal criteria must be met for a work environment to meet this legal threshold.
- Did Supervisor Manufacture Reasons to Fire Middle-Eastern Staffer?
Man told to ‘go work at 7-11 with your own kind’
- Staffer Fired After Adding Disabled Spouse to Her Insurance Plan
Woman sues employer under association provision of ADA.
- Boy Scouts’ Employment Policies
The office of the New York State Attorney General has opened an investigation into the Boy Scouts of America to determine if the organization’s hiring policies discriminate against gays.
- Discrimination Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch
In a vote of eight to one, the Supreme Court allowed Samantha Elauf to sue Abercrombie & Fitch for employment discrimination after the company would not hire her because she wore a traditional head scarf, or hijab.
- Age Discrimination in the Workplace
Employers often depend on their seasoned employees to train and guide newcomers about the specifics of a job.
- How Can I Win an Age Discrimination Lawsuit
As baby boomers represent a higher number of paid employees, the number of age discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Between the years 1997 and 2007, approximately 16,000 to 19,000 complaints were filed a year. However, the number grew from 23,000 to 25,000 since 2008.
- Which Groups of People Are Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Not all forms of discrimination or harassment are illegal. Simply because a person is singled out because his or her boss does not like him or her, this does not mean that the person has an actionable claim. Instead, the individual must be considered part of a protected class by state or federal law. Additionally, the discriminatory or harassing conduct must be because of membership in this protected class.
- What Questions Must an Employer Avoid Asking During an Interview?
Everyday, millions of Americans go on interviews, and everyday employers walk through a legal minefield of potentially dangerous questions. While some of the questions may seem harmless and intended solely to get to know the interviewee, they could actually open the company up to liability for various types of discrimination should that individual not receive an offer for the position.
- Man Fired for 'Performance Issues' After Being Told He Was 'Too Old' to Do His Job
Company claimed staffer was insubordinate.