Employee Benefits: Age Discrimination Against Older Workers
Employers must provide equal benefits to older and younger workers, with a few exceptions.
Common Penalties Associated With Age Discrimination
An employer who violates the ADEA can be ordered to pay back wages, attorney fees, and more.
What Is the Statute of Limitations For Filing an Age Discrimination Charge and Lawsuit?
If you are considering suing your employer for age discrimination, there are some important time limits you need to know. First, you must file a charge of discrimination with a state or federal administrative agency before you can file your lawsuit -- and this charge must be filed within a set time limit.
How to Prove Retaliation in the Workplace
Employees who complain about discrimination or harassment are protected from retaliation. An employer may not punish employees for asserting their rights. However, retaliation still happens; in fact, more that a third of the discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the past few years include a retaliation claim.
When can my employer require me to take a fitness for duty exam?
Answer: A fitness for duty exam is a medical examination of a current employee to determine whether the employee is physically or psychologically able to perform the job. Sometimes, fitness for duty exams are required when an employee is ready to return to work after taking time off for a serious illness
Undue Hardship: An Employer's Defense to a Reasonable Accommodation Claim
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees with disabilities. It also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to allow employees with disabilities to do their jobs, unless doing so would create undue hardship.
Religious Harassment in the Workplace
Employees and applicants are protected from discrimination and harassment based on their religions, their religious beliefs or practices, and even their lack of religious beliefs. Title VII, the federal law that prohibits employment discrimination, applies to private employers with at least 15 employees.
Can my employer require me to wear makeup?
Common Penalties Associated With Gender Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees based on sex (gender), as well as other protected traits, such as race and religion. Private employers with at least 15 employees have to comply with Title VII, a federal law; smaller employers may be subject to a state
Management Harassment at the Workplace
Learn the rules that determine when you can hold a company responsible for a manager's harassment.
Hostile Work Environment, Harassment, and Discrimination Claims by Employees
Information on workplace bullying, abuse, and harassment.
How to Prove Harassment in the Workplace
Learn the elements of a harassment claim and how to prove them in court.
What Is the Statute of Limitations For Filing a Race Discrimination Lawsuit?
Before you can file a race discrimination case, you may have to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.
How Can I Prove Racial Discrimination Against My Employer?
Learn what race discrimination is -- and how to prove it in court.
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Asserting Your Rights
What to Do If You're Facing Discrimination in the Workplace
What to do if you are being discriminated against or harassed at work.
Do I need an attorney to file a charge with the EEOC?
Question: I work for a big construction firm, and I'm often the only woman on a job site. A couple of the guys I work with have been making really gross sexual comments around me and calling me names. I joked with them about it for a while, but they kept getting worse. Finally, I told them they were bothering me and asked them to stop. Well, they didn't stop.
Sexual Orientation DiscriminationMore
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Do I have to reveal that I'm transgender during my job search?
Question: I am a transman. I transitioned from female to male several years ago, while working at my last job. My manager and coworkers were all very supportive of my transition. However, the company recently had to downsize dramatically, and I was one of many employees to be laid off. Now I’m looking