Over the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) workers will continue to assert their rights in the nation's workforce. These people demand the same rights that other workers enjoy. Further, they deserve the same respect and consideration as well.
As you likely know, any form of workplace discrimination is prohibited under federal law. However, having these laws in place does not always deter employers and coworkers from displaying discriminatory behaviors. In truth, many members of the Detroit workforce still experience workplace discrimination. One of the most heinous forms of such discrimination targets those with disabilities.
Each state, including Michigan, has laws against workplace discrimination. Federal protections also exist. Despite this obvious awareness of the problem, discrimination continues to occur at an alarming rate in Detroit workplaces.
Although workplace discrimination is against the law, Michigan victims often feel that there aren't enough protections against discriminatory behaviors. In fact, many of these people feel twice victimized -- once because of the discrimination and then again when they attempted to find a solution. Unfortunately, it is up to victims to prove that workplace discrimination has made their job environment unbearable.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Michigan woman who contends her employer discriminated against her and fired her because she is transgender.
It is difficult to believe that any form of workplace discrimination remains a problem in the 21st century. As an educated and supposedly enlightened nation of individuals, these age-old issues should no longer plague American workers. Unfortunately, they still do and workplace discrimination in the form of sexual harassment is particularly unsettling.
If you believe that workers should always receive equal pay for the same work regardless of gender, age or other factors, you are not alone. The outcry against these forms of workplace discrimination is extremely loud, yet it seems like no one is listening.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines age discrimination as any instances in which a job applicant or employee is treated unfavorably because of how old they are.
As advocates for women in the Detroit workplace, we enjoy showing our readers that it is possible for women to achieve great things in the world of business. We understand the hurdles you face as you pursue your dreams.
The nation's workforce continues to get older as the baby boomer generation has yet to hit the retirement ranks in full force. This has led to many workers suffering age discrimination at workplaces all across Michigan and the rest of the country. Here are some common signs of age discrimination in the workplace.