Many people experience discrimination on a daily basis. It is always humiliating. When it occurs on the job, it is also a violation of Florida and federal law.
As we've discussed before, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their sex, race, color, religion and national origin. One prohibition that is perhaps conspicuously absent from this important list, however, is sexual orientation.
In today's post, we'll conclude our discussion of how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protection against religious discrimination in the workplace to people of all faiths and beliefs.
Last time, we started discussing how even though we would like to think otherwise, many employers will actively consider a person's individual religious beliefs or practices when making employment-related decisions.
When a person interviews for a job or meets with a manager to discuss the possibility of a promotion, the last thing on their mind is likely their individual religious beliefs or practices. That's because they assume, correctly, that this is a highly personal issue that has no bearing on the employment-related matter at hand.
When it comes to the fight against cancer the good news is that we've made remarkable progress, as more people than ever are now beating the disease, or able to live longer and happier lives. Indeed, statistics show that nearly 5.6 million people considered to be of working age are currently cancer survivors.
The last several years have seen huge steps forward in the rights of LGBT Americans. Marriage equality, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and countless advances in cultural acceptance have ushered in a new era for many LGBT people.
Many people know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from suffering discrimination due to disabilities in the workplace. But what does that really mean? When an employee is facing discrimination, he or she may have questions about who is covered by the ADA and what constitutes a "disability" under the act. This post aims to answer some of those common questions.
Recently released figures from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicate that a certain form of discrimination is still alive and well in workplaces throughout the nation despite efforts by advocacy groups to change perceptions and challenge employers.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency tasked with "enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee" on the basis of things like disability, race, age or other membership in other protected classes, is now setting its sights on the bright lights of Hollywood.