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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.

How Discrimination Affects Requested Time off for the Holidays

In this dynamic business environment, workplaces have employees that come from different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. However, a diverse environment comes up with its own challenges, a primary one of which is ensuring that employees do not feel discriminated. This can be particularly a problem when it comes to religious holidays.

Glass Ceiling in Today's Workplace

Every employer must evaluate an employee based on their qualifications, experiences, skills, and capabilities. Sadly, these credentials may get overlooked due to discrimination in many workplaces hence the term "workplace discrimination exists". It refers to any instance where an employee may receive substandard treatment such as being offered a lower salary or facing harassment due to their age, race, sex, religious beliefs, or even pregnancy.

All You Need to Know About Transgender Discrimination

Transgenders are not a particular group of people, but a diverse community which represents individuals with different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Yet, transgenders experience discrimination on a regular basis, which affects nearly every aspect of their lives. Unsurprisingly, the workplace is not an exception, which is evident by The Williams Institute report revealing that 1 in 4 LGBT employees face discrimination. Common problems pertaining to transgender discrimination include refusal to hire, intrusion in privacy, verbal harassment, and physical violence.

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