Tag: Equality

Employers should strive for equality, through inclusiveness and equal treatment. When groups are discriminated against, businesses can be held liable.

These Employment Cases Could End Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Is it illegal to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation in the United States? Different Circuits; Different Rulings The question of sexual orientation discrimination has been answered different ways by different circuit courts. On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination, the first appellate … Continue reading

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Workplace Disabilities Part 3: Do Employers Stigmatize Mentally Ill Workers and Jobseekers?

Millions of Americans suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder or generalized anxiety disorder – just to name a few examples. However, research has shown time and time again that employers discriminate against workers and jobseekers with mental illnesses. As a result, Americans with mental illnesses make up the large percentage of those … Continue reading

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What Did the “a Day Without a Woman” Strike Teach Us About Workplace Equality?

International Women’s Day last week coincided with a “a Day Without a Woman,” a global strike meant to emphasize equality and other human rights issues. Protests took place in Paris, Rome, Madrid, Yemen, and of course – all over the United States. Women in the U.S. participated in a walkout and withdrew participation in the … Continue reading

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Does Workplace Discrimination Need to be Intentional to Violate the Law?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives thousands of workplace discrimination complaints every year. We often think of discrimination as an “intentional act.” You may imagine a boss or colleague firing or demoting workers based on the color of their skin, gender or national origin. However, there are cases where employers are guilty of unintentional … Continue reading

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