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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Lawsuit: TSA used reorganization as pretext for discrimination

A class of some 300 current and former air marshals claims that the Transportation Security Administration used a cost-saving and reorganization plan to weed out older, more highly compensated employees in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Things you need to know about religious discrimination

In today's age, you would believe that every company is aware that employees practice all types of religion.Taking this one step further, you would also believe that these companies are familiar with the federal and state laws in place to protect employees against religious discrimination.

When can I file a private suit for employment discrimination?

Workplace discrimination can be a distressing thing to experience, and it is important for employees to be aware of their legal rights when it occurs. Discrimination protections exist at both the state and the federal level, and knowing how to navigate the system is critical to seeking justice and fair compensation.

Get in contact with experienced attorney early to address sexual harassment in workplace

In our last post, we began looking at the topic of sexual harassment and recognizing the signs and forms it may take. As we noted, two common forms of sexual harassment are quid pro quo and hostile work environment.

Is breastfeeding or pumping causing issues with your employment?

Most people are aware that women face workplace discrimination as a result of pregnancy and motherhood. Even though there are federal laws in place protecting pregnant women and their jobs, employers are often eager to force new or expectant mothers out of their companies.

What is a hostile work environment? P.2

Last time, we briefly considered the potential usefulness of claiming hostile working environment for undermining an employer’s justification of adverse employment action based on alleged poor performance, as well as some of the characteristics of hostile work environment.

What is a hostile work environment?

In our last post, we said that it is often difficult for employees to prove that an employer had a discriminatory motive in taking adverse employment action against them, where in refusing to hire, refusing to promote, demoting, terminating, or any other aspect of employment. Lack of direct statements indicating a discriminatory motive and the employer’s own attempt to pass off the employment action as justified by the employee’s performance can be big hurdles to overcome in discrimination litigation.

Media companies grapple with employment discrimination claims, P.1

Nowadays, news organizations are under a good deal of scrutiny over bias and inaccuracy in reporting, but this is not the only issue major news outlets are facing. Workplace discrimination is another issue plaguing some companies, including CNN.

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