If your career is on an upward trajectory, eventually you will earn a new opportunity that brings with it something you haven't encountered: an employment contract.
After being fired from a job, some individuals want to know, “Was my firing legal?”
Thousands of workplace discrimination cases occur each year. Fortunately, discrimination is against the law and there are steps you can take to hold your employer accountable and ensure that your rights are protected.
Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is an ongoing problem, but seldom is it as blatantly obvious as a recent situation involving a brokerage firm in Florida.
Winning an age-discrimination lawsuit is challenging, but a recent case in Pennsylvania proves it is not impossible. A jury in federal court in Pittsburgh has awarded a 62-year-old former county jail officer more than $800,000 in an age-discrimination lawsuit.
Since its passage in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has opened up countless doors for people with disabilities, allowing them to enter the job market and make a living. The law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employers, unless doing so would cause undue hardship for the business.
The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee paid leave to new mothers and fathers. For that reason, many new parents have to rush back to work soon after giving birth.
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court issued a ruling that employers cannot fire workers because of their sexual orientation.