Has your employer responded with retaliation after you reported questionable employment practices? Workplace retaliation is sadly common, but it is illegal. How do you determine if you have substantial grounds for a claim? Knowing the details about workplace retaliation and the laws regarding it can help you understand your situation. Learn about what retaliation can look like and what you can do about it.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, job discrimination against those with disabilities is prohibited. Disabled people can sometimes face mistreatment from employers but are not aware they are protected by the ADA. It is vital to know what situations are covered and if you have faced disability discrimination.
Gender discrimination in the workplace is at its lowest rate ever - but remains incredibly prevalent, even in our country's leading research institutions. The Washington Post recently reported on a female scientist who filed an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint against her employer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for failing to offer her tenure based on gender bias.
Your place of work should be a safe environment, free from hazards and dangerous conditions of a physical nature, as well as those of a psychological manner. This means that harassment and abuse must not be tolerated.
For expecting parents, parents with young children or those who are entrusted with caring for ailing family members, there are federal laws in place under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that ensure employers do not punish parents and caretakers for taking time away from work to go to medical appointments, pursue treatments, spend time with a newborn or newly adopted child, and numerous other reasons.