We don't stay young forever, that's one of the surest things we can count on in life. However, just because we're starting to show the signs of aging – or just because our birth dates are before the year 1965 – is not enough reason for employers to give younger workers our jobs or to reassign us to less meaningful positions. If this has happened to you, you could be a victim of age discrimination.
Gender inequality is a problem that the most responsible and ethical employers in the United States are trying to overcome. In fact, it's vital for all employers to do everything they can to combat this problem, which -- in many cases -- is difficult to resolve.
Sex discrimination refers to the unequal treatment of workers on the basis of their sex. It is widely known that women often have to endure unequal pay for doing the same level of work as their male counterparts. However, what isn't widely known is that women who endure this kind of unequal treatment may be able to pursue a discrimination lawsuit.
The importance of preventing discrimination in the workplace cannot be overstated. Smart managers and executives know that denying employees opportunities and a safe workplace is dangerous to those who experience and observe that behavior.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines age discrimination through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This federal act offers protection from age-related discrimination to anyone who is 40 years of age or older.
Discrimination against women in high-tech jobs has been getting more attention lately thanks to media reports that reveal an ingrained culture of bias and harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has compiled data that indicates these stories may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Anyone who has been watching the news lately has seen issues relating to racial relations in the United States reaching what appears to be a climax. The stress and tension in the air is so thick that you could cut it with a knife. However, we all continue to go to our jobs every day, and we continue the best we can to fulfill our work responsibilities, no matter our race, gender, sexual orientation, sex or creed.
One of the best ways to prevent workplace discrimination in Florida businesses involves the setting up of an anti-discrimination policy. Having such a policy in place will allow employees to feel safe that -- even if they do become the victims of discrimination on the job -- they will be able to file a complaint without fear of reprisal, and that a plan of action exists for how to manage the complaint.
In Florida and throughout the United States, federal and state workplace discrimination laws prohibit discrimination against employees who fall under a protected category. Usually, when we think of people who have protected status, we think of minority racial groups, people of foreign origin, women and people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. However, did you know that pregnant women are protected to?
Learning you're pregnant and going to have a baby is one of the most beautiful pieces of information that any woman can receive. Your boss, however, might feel differently. Every year, countless soon-to-be mothers discover they're with child, and then find out they're without a job.