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Things to Remember When Hiring an Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Employment discrimination is still prevalent in the U.S. and hundreds of employees suffer from it. The good news is, there are several locals, state and federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protect employees from facing discriminatory behavior from their employers. This behavior includes discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age, race, religion, national origin, genetic information, pregnancy, disability and other characteristics.

All You Need to Know about Retaliatory Discharge

The term "Retaliatory" is analogous to "revenge". Retaliatory discharge is a legal term which refers to an instance when an employee is terminated by their employer for a reason that is unrelated to their work-performance. As per many state and federal laws, retaliatory discharge is considered as wrongful termination as it is illegal conduct. If you believe that you have been victimized by your employer, you should immediately seek legal counsel from an experienced employment discrimination lawyer to learn about your options and check whether you have a valid claim or not.

Does 'Single Mother Discrimination' Exist?

Unfortunately, discrimination is a common issue in the United States that can occur in any workplace. However, this prejudicial behavior is no longer limited to race, color, religion, disability, or sex, but it has extended to marital status as well, particularly when it comes to single parents, especially single mothers.

Fired for Requesting FMLA Leave - Should I Sue?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows an employee to take a leave of absense to take care of their family when there is an extended medical problem with the employee or their family. Under FMLA, the employees are protected from discrimination, unfair discipline actions, being laid off or passed over for promotion, among other actions that an employer might take against them. However, there are certain conditions that an employee may fulfill in order to be eligible for FMLA.

Employment Discrimination: Know Your Rights

There are several anti-discrimination laws which prohibit employers from treating their workers differently based on their attributes that are unrelated to job performance. When an employer shows prejudice behavior against an employee due to certain characteristics or background, it causes a violation of guarantees for due process and equal protection provided by the constitution of the United States.

What Is Considered Discrimination?

The term discrimination is often thrown around when an individual feels singled out or faces an unfavorable situation. However, when it comes to legal perspective, discrimination refers to a prejudicial or unjust behavior towards an individual or group of people on the grounds of certain characteristics. These characteristics may include age, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, and disability, among others.

Disability Discrimination at Workplace

The modern society that we live in is becoming more tolerant and accepting, but unfortunately, the disability discrimination in the workplace still exists around the world. In the United States, there are multiple state and federal laws such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that provide protection to disabled individuals from being discriminated or harassed at a workplace, and, as a matter of fact, in all areas of life including private and public places. Therefore, if you believe that you have become a victim of disability discrimination, you should consider initiating a legal claim against the employer by hiring an experienced employment discrimination lawyer.

Whistleblower Termination

The concept of whistleblowing is not something new in the United States. Since its inception, the US has embraced and promoted a culture of civic and public responsibility in order to protect the interests of the general public. In the modern corporate culture, whistleblowing happens to be an important aspect, which helps the US government to recover billions of dollars per annum in illegal profits and illegitimate funds.

Discrimination & Holiday Bonuses

Unfortunately, discrimination still exists in the United States, especially within the workplace environment. The prejudicial treatment on the basis of race, caste, creed, religion, and sexual orientation may lead to unfair treatment, which may not only create an uncomfortable environment for the employees but also put them in financial disadvantage.

Religion Discrimination: Know Your Rights

The United States is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. In light of history of devastation caused due to hatred fueled by religious intolerance, U.S. has devised various laws and regulations to protect rights of different religious groups. Unfortunately, religious discrimination is still prevailing in the United States, especially against minorities. Religious discrimination refers to unfavorable and unjust treatment against an individual due to their religious background.

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