As a job seeker, it is particularly difficult to know what to do when an application has questions you may be uncomfortable answering, or when one has illegal questions. After all, you would not be applying if you didn’t want the job (or needed the income), so unwittingly complying with illegal directives is common, and can foster discriminatory practices.
As the State of California embarks on its journey of allowing recreational use of marijuana, many employers and employees may be curious of how the new laws (and decriminalization) would affect workplaces. Indeed, state medicinal marijuana use provisions do not directly translate to workplace drug testing laws. Also, marijuana is still listed as a schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
A federal appeals court recently ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ruling is the first recognition of such rights extending to LGBT employees.
Are good working relationships better for employers or employees? After all, good relationships between employees and supervisors can be helpful for productivity. When employees are satisfied with their jobs they tend to work better. What employer wouldn’t want that?
The saying “dog is man’s best friend” is more than just a cliché. It has become very common to have service animals accompany disabled employees in a number of public places, including grocery stores, shopping malls and even airports.
With Women’s History Month beginning this week, we find it prudent to reflect on the contributions that women have made to the American workplace, as well as the strides women have made despite discrimination in the workplace.
We rarely discuss sports on this blog, but the situation brewing between New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson, the team’s president of basketball operations gives us a high profile workplace scenario that is worth discussing.
If you love social media, you’re certainly not alone. Websites that enable us to share our feelings and our lives in real time (in some instances) have become a ubiquitous, ingrained part of our culture. So just as it is easy to share how much we like ice cream and new outfits, we can vent our frustration with what is going on in our lives.
At this time of year, it is common for workers to take on new projects or for employers to assign new duties for employees. While some workers may appreciate the challenge of a new assignment, it may be a tacit way of getting rid of an employee.
There is a legal conundrum making its way through federal appellate courts throughout the country surrounding the extent of the protections guaranteed under Title VII: Can a sexual orientation discrimination clam proceed under Title VII?