Facing discrimination in the workplace is a difficult and stressful situation. Discrimination can take a number of forms, from discrimination based on race to national origin to sexual orientation to pregnancy and more. If you are facing discrimination in the workplace, you should know that you have rights, and those rights are being infringed upon … Continue reading
Unfortunately, discrimination has become increasingly common. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be illegal.
Recreational weed is legal – but can you still be fired for smoking marijuana on your own time? Do recreational marijuana laws mean that employers are not allowed to discriminate based on your use of the drug? The answer? It depends on your employer. Employers still have a lot of freedom in crafting their own … Continue reading
When does spousal jealousy cross the line in the workplace? Can it lead to workplace discrimination? A recent case out of Pennsylvania discusses the issue. In Sztroin v. PennWestIndus Trucks, LLC, a woman filed a lawsuit against a forklift dealership, alleging that she had been fired because the president of the company’s wife did not … Continue reading
A lawsuit has been filed against Oracle, a computer technology corporation, alleging pay discrimination. Three female employees are seeking class-action status to represent all women at Oracle. The lawsuits state that Oracle paid female employees less than male employees for substantially similar work. The named plaintiffs are Rong Jewett, Sophy Wang and Xian Murray. Jewett … Continue reading
Is the use of strength tests for employment tantamount to sex discrimination? You’ve probably seen something along the lines of “must be able to lift 25 pounds” on a job posting before. Now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is raising concerns about strength testing. The class-action lawsuit the group filed alleges that strength testing … Continue reading