There are over 17 million workers employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations, with jobs quadrupling since 1990. STEM jobs offer higher pay, about two thirds more than non-STEM jobs. The racial and gender earning gaps are narrower in STEM occupations.
Sexual harassment has become a hot-button topic all around the country, and New York is no exception. Numerous victims have come forward in every field from entertainment to business to politics to share their experiences of workplace harassment. To address the issue, several state and city leaders have proposed new legislation that would prevent, target and punish sexual harassment.
Discrimination and harassment can make your work environment completely hostile. If you feel like your coworkers or supervisors at your New York job are harassing you based on your age, gender, race, sexual orientation or any other protected status, then you may be experiencing a disruption in your performance and well as in your overall career path.
Even if you are familiar with the many conditions that can cause an indoor slip-and-fall accident, it's possible that you could suffer a serious injury when you least expect it.
It seems like no matter how many laws are passed, discrimination in the workplace is still a problem for many people. Some forms, such as age discrimination, are even becoming more frequent. Part of the reason for this uptick in age discrimination is the number of baby boomers in the workforce.