If your employer is treating you in a discriminatory way, you may know that you have rights under federal law, which protect you against adverse action based on your race, ethnicity, gender, religion, pregnancy, age or disability. However, understanding that your employer’s behavior is illegal and proving it’s illegal are two very different matters.
Off the Air, II, Inc. is a sports bar based in Rowlett, Texas which operates under the name Nick’s Sports Grill. Bartender Taylor King had a successful tenure at the bar. However, when she became pregnant and could no longer fit into the skin-tight company uniform—a form-fitting shirt and hot pants—the company let her go.
If you’ve ever created a Facebook ad before, you know there’s more to it than just drafting some catchy copy and publishing it online. Facebook allows you to customize your audience—a seemingly harmless concept that allows you to make sure your ad ends up in front of the people most likely to be interested in the product you’re selling. If you’re putting on a rock concert in San Antonio, for example, you probably don’t need a classical musician in Baltimore to see know about it. Facebook allows you to set your audience parameters so that your ad will only appear to the people you’re targeting.
As the economy has been steadily recovering from the recession that hit a decade ago, the unemployment rate has been decreasing, and more jobs have been opening up. For years, this trend has primarily benefited top-tier candidates—the highly qualified and educated strata of the unemployed population. Joblessness for marginalized groups, however, has remained a problem.
Is obesity considered a disability—deserving of the same employment protections as other mental and physical impairments under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? This is a question which was recently posed to a California court.
When you hear the words “workplace discrimination,” you likely think about discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation. A less commonly talked about form of discrimination—which is nonetheless still an issue in the workplace—is pregnancy discrimination.
Workplace retaliation constitutes nearly 45 percent of all workplace discrimination claims, according to a recent report. This number represents a steep increase compared to 22 percent two decades ago. Experts say that vulnerable populations—immigrants and low-income workers—are especially susceptible to such treatment.
Recent reports indicate that safety in meat and poultry processing plants is a concern across the United States. What’s more, workers in these industries are afraid to speak out.