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What Are the Protections for Employees Who Report Workplace Discrimination

Each year, thousands of employees report workplace discrimination. They either bring their claims through management-approved processes or take their claims to court. However, thousands more never say a word about the harassment they endure. Often, they’re afraid of what will...

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Toxic Workplace Behaviors and Discrimination Employers Should Watch Out For

Employers and employees alike are under more pressure than ever. Accordingly, more and more workers are experiencing toxic workplaces and developing burnout. In fact, more than two-thirds of American workers think that burnout has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite...

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How Should Employers Accommodate Pregnant Employees?

Building a family can be an exciting adventure. However, not all aspects of pregnancy come with excitement and joy. One comprehensive study from 2019 estimated that over 20% of pregnant people are scared to tell their bosses that they’re pregnant,...

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What You Should Know About Workplace Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

Discriminating against someone based on their gender or sex has been prohibited by federal law for decades. However, in 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 offered individuals protection from...

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Discrimination: How Can I Recognize Ageism in the Workplace?

Ageism in the workplace is a form of illegal discrimination that is prohibited under both federal and state law. More specifically, ageism laws prohibit discrimination against people aged 40 or older. An employer may favor an older worker over a...

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Do Employers Have the Power to Shorten Discrimination Claim Deadlines?

Everyone loves getting a new job. A new position comes with a terrific feeling of accomplishment. However, new jobs often require you to complete lots of paperwork. Employers frequently ask new hires to accept or agree to certain employment processes...

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How Can Employers Support Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace?

If you’re reading this article, it’s clear you care about morale in your workplace and the wellbeing of your employees. That’s a great place to start for any work environment. An important factor in fostering a productive work environment is...

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Religious Discrimination: Employees That Are Part of Religious Organizations May Not Be Protected

You probably already understand that many employers can’t punish an employee just because the employee fits within certain protected characteristics, such as religion, race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age (40 or older under federal law), disability, and genetic information....

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How Employers Can Fight Employee Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2019, there are 61 million American adults living with disabilities. That equals over a quarter of the U.S. adult population. Employee disability discrimination affects a large portion...

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What You Should Know About the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

If you are pregnant and working, you may have questions about what your rights are as an employee. Certain stages of your pregnancy might make the demands of your job more challenging or impossible. Fortunately, there are a number of...

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