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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Can I be discriminated against at work for being depressed?

Most people don’t love getting up and going to work. But living with depression makes these daily tasks even more challenging. You are still the same person despite your depression—you just need a little extra help to get through the day. If you need assistance, federal law requires your boss to give it to you.

How Texas cities are protecting LGBTQ workers

In Texas, if you lose your job because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, the city you live in can have a huge effect on your options. Neither federal nor Texas state laws explicitly make LGBTQ folks a protected class. If you were fired due to your race, religion or age, it would be much easier to challenge your termination in court.

Can healthcare professionals be required to get a flu shot?

In a previous post, we discussed whether an employer has the right to force their employees to get a flu shot. The answer, in short, is that an employer may enforce a flu shot policy, but employees have the right to opt out of getting a flu shot if:

Texas firefighter fights back against racial discrimination

Many of us have made the three-hour trek west from Houston to get to Austin, one of the best music cities in America. But a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Austin fire cadet might have the capital of Texas singing the blues.

Gender inequalities statistics in the workplace

The gender gap in pay between women and men is well documented. Despite continued attention to the problem, the data says there is still a long way to go. In a recent report by the World Economic Forum, it says that it would take one hundred sixty-eight years to even the field at the current rate, as the Boston Globe reports.

Spotify accused of pervasive gender discrimination

Last week, the music streaming service Spotify came under attack, with allegations of systematic gender discrimination within the company’s U.S. sales team. The plaintiff, Hong Perez, was a sales executive at Spotify. She has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court of New York, alleging gender discriminatory behavior by numerous high-ranking executives within the organization.

Can I be fired for what I say on my social media accounts?

Different laws control the relationships between employers and employees. They exist at local, state and federal levels and have built up over many years. Meantime, the ways in which we engage with each other is changing all the time, with social media platforms being the most recent.

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