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Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace discrimination occurs when any individual who is in a protected classification received adverse employment or hiring treatment as a member of that group. Workplace discrimination is forbidden by law for such characteristics as gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and in employment decisions. Learn more about workplace discrimination.

Discrimination in Any Aspect of Employment Is Illegal
Discrimination is adverse work treatment of an employee or prospective employee based on a class or category of which the employee is a member. This is differentiated from employment treatment that is based on the employee's individual merit. Discrimination in the workplace is the act of treating a particular group or person differently based solely on his or her protected classification.

Prevent Workplace Discrimination and Lawsuits
Are you interested in preventing employment discrimination lawsuits from employees and potential employees? No matter what kind of a lawsuit is filed and defended, the employer is always the loser. You want to prevent employment discrimination lawsuits for staff time, legal costs, and employee distraction. Here's how.

What Is Age Discrimination?
Age discrimination is adverse work treatment of an employee based on a class or category that the employee belongs to – employees over age 40 - rather than on the employee's individual merit. Age discrimination is unlawful under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967.

Do You Discriminate Against Older Workers - Even Subtly?
Are you guilty of discriminating against older employees and job applicants - even subtly in your workplace? Here are relevant reminders about how to avoid discrimination in everyday situations with older employees.

Maintain Relevance Despite Age Discrimination
Age discrimination is prevalent even in workplaces that commit to non-discriminatory practices. Age discrimination is relevant, prevalent, illegal, subtle and preventable. You can maintain relevance no matter your age and no matter how subtly age discrimination may permeate your workplace. Employers can take steps to guard against age...

Religious Discrimination
Religious discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964. According to this Act, religious discrimination by the employer is forbidden in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment. The Act also requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an employee or prospective employee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee or potential employee in certain workplaces. The EEOC handles discrimination complaints. Learn more.

Sexual Harassment
Want to know more about what qualifies as sexual harassment, a form of discrimination at work? Here is what you must know as an employer and recommended policies and steps.

Sexual Harassment Investigation
These steps will help you thoroughly investigate any claim of harassment in your workplace. Harassment is a grave charge, one that employers need to take seriously. Here's how.

Hostile Environment Claims Not Limited to Sexual Harassment
Most employers are aware of problems related to and have adopted policies prohibiting sexual harassment, but they need to remember that all forms of discrimination and harassment are illegal. Here are steps that an employer needs to follow to prevent and investigate harassment.

Retaliation Is Illegal
In the world of employers, retaliation is illegal and its practice by managers can trigger a law suit claiming discrimination and retaliation. Find out more.

Summary of Employment Related Components of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Interested in knowing what employment laws were established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964? There are misunderstandings about who and what is covered. Learn more about discrimination.

How to Accommodate Disabled Employees
How far does an employer need to go to accommodate an employee or an applicant under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Find out more and avoid discrimination.

Job Interview Tips: How to Interview Potential Employees
Want job interview tips to help you select employees? These job interview tips will help you assess the skills, experience, and cultural fit of your potential employee. The job interview is a powerful factor in the employee selection process in most organizations. While the job interview may not deserve all of the attention that it receives, the...

The Scoop on Love Contracts
Curious about the use of a love contract? Employers who want to minimize the potential disruption of an office romance might want to consider using one to avoid later charges of harassment or discrimination.

Video Resumes
Have you received your first video resumes from your job applicants? If not, you will receive some shortly. Here's what you need to think about to avoid discrimination charges down the road.

Hostile Work Environment: What Makes a Work Environment Hostile?
What makes a work environment hostile? Legal requirements exist. They don't help employees with bad bosses, bullying, difficult coworkers or disrespect. Here are guidelines that primarily involve discrimination issues.

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