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Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Rumors

When do rumors in the workplace rise to the level of sexual harassment? When an employee receives a promotion, the water cooler talk may turn to the fact that she received the position due to a sexual relationship with her boss. In other cases, a worker may not conform to generally accepted gender standards, creating […]
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Same-Sex Sexual Harassment at Work

The stereotypical image of sexual harassment at work is when a man sexually harasses a woman. However, same-sex sexual harassment of both genders is also common in the workplace as well. If you are the victim of same-sex sexual harassment in your place of employment, you have the same legal rights under federal and state […]
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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. […]
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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? […]
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