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Protections for LGBT Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace because of an individual’s sex, and as the U.S. has moved to include more and more protections for LGBT workers, courts have found that this federal law protects individuals from discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn more about the [...]

By |2020-09-09T13:11:42+00:00August 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Practices to Respond to Sexual Harassment Claims in Lower-Paid Jobs

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a type of employment discrimination that is illegal and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also has regulations that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are an employer and [...]

By |2020-08-01T14:30:43+00:00July 31st, 2020|Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Ways Women Can Build Leadership Presence in the Workplace

In some cases, women have roadblocks in the workplace which can limit their ability to receive recognition for their work, translating into lower salaries or loss of promotions. The following are ways that women can build leadership presence in the workplace. Non-Verbal Signs There are several non-verbal cues that can appear weak or submissive, and [...]

By |2020-06-26T14:26:56+00:00June 26th, 2020|Workplace Discrimination|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Pregnancy Light Duty Rules

Under federal law, as a pregnant woman working for an employer who has over 15 employees, you have protections under pregnancy-based harassment and discrimination laws in your workplace. You have the legal right to request and receive adjustments to your work duties that will allow you to still perform your job without jeopardizing your health. [...]

By |2020-04-23T07:13:14+00:00February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Obesity and Employment Discrimination

Statistics show that one-third of Americans are officially obese, as defined by the body mass index charts. In fact, almost 40 percent of Americans meet the definition of obesity. While protections exist for other types of discrimination, no specific federal law exists to protect employees from discrimination based on their weight. What is Weight Discrimination? [...]

By |2020-02-05T17:11:28+00:00January 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Look at the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is a law enacted by the federal government that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on their sex. The Act requires that an employer equally compensate a man and a woman who are doing the same type of job The EPA is part of the Fair Labor [...]

By |2020-04-23T08:11:57+00:00December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments