The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced its results from Fiscal Year 2017, which ended on Sept. 30 of last year. It received 84,254 charges of discrimination last year and resolved 99,109 -- reducing its overall workload by 16.2 percent. It also handled over 540,000 inquiries on its toll-free number and another 155,000 at its field offices.
When an employee has a disability that requires leave from work, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires their employer to provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave and hold the employee's job open for their return. More leave may be required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), but the federal circuit courts of appeal have come to different conclusions. Now, a plaintiff has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether the ADA mandates additional leave.
In one scenario of an ideal world, there would be no need for rules about behavior. Everyone would hold to what one Midwest radio personality we know of derisively calls the "Euphorian view" – a philosophy that pursues "mechanisms to alleviate the struggle to achieve."
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.
Sexual harassment is something that no worker should ever have to endure. The incidents of sexual harassment are taken so seriously that the federal government has issued laws to prevent these horrible events. New York also has specific laws against sexual harassment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a woman, you know there is no greater joy than giving birth. However, you also know that being pregnant doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to take time away from work.