Workplace Discrimination Archives

For employers, an employee's age is much more than just a number

Some say age is just a number or that you're only as old as you feel. While in some respects this may be true, studies indicate that many workplaces don't hold the same view. According to the author of one age discrimination study, many employers are guilty of believing negative stereotypes related to older workers.

Former veteran CNN producer files wrongful termination lawsuit citing age discrimination

In past decades, in the workplace an individual's age equated to knowledge and experience. These more experienced employees were often highly sought-after for the unique insight and expertise they possessed. While employees age 40 and older are still certainly highly sought-after, today some industries and workplaces prefer to hire younger employees who demand lower salaries and can be trained for certain positions.

Are California tech companies telling female employees to delay motherhood?

Many workers in the Los Angeles area take their jobs and careers seriously. No job, however, is more important than being a parent. For women, much has been written about the difficulties of balancing having a career and raising children. As more U.S. women invest in higher degrees and pursue lucrative careers, a growing number are delaying becoming mothers in favor of getting ahead in their careers. But, it this really a choice?

Lawsuit details egregious acts of workplace discrimination

Since the first immigrants began arriving in the U.S., the country has been regarded as a land of opportunity where individuals of diverse ethnicities, races and religions are widely accepted and afforded equal opportunities and rights. Unfortunately racism, bigotry and sexism still exist in the U.S. and impact both the personal and professional lives of many individuals of minority populations.

Some U.S. employers continue to discriminate against Muslims

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. residents were on high alert and grew increasingly suspicious of individuals who identified as being Muslim or from the Middle-East. In a recent article on our website, we discussed how discrimination against Muslims has only increased and intensified within the last 13 years. This trend is evidenced by a 156 percent increase in the number of EEOC workplace discrimination reports filled by Muslims between Sept. 2001 and March 2012.

The many faces of workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination encompasses many actions and can take on various forms. From overt comments and acts to less obvious behavioral patterns or exclusionary business practices, an employee may suffer discrimination based on his or her age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Former Mets VP files lawsuit against team and COO for pregnancy discrimination

While many Los Angeles baseball fans likely pay attention to the record of and news related to the Los Angeles Dodgers, few likely pay much attention to news surrounding the New York Mets. A recent lawsuit that was filed by the team's former senior vice president of ticket sales isn't helping boost morale for or the image of the struggling baseball franchise.

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Today in the U.S., a record number of women work outside the home. Many of these women strive to not only enjoy professional success, but also the joy of being a mother. While laws exist to protect the rights of pregnant women in the workplace, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the number of pregnancy discrimination cases has steadily increased during the last decade.

3 employees who sued employer for religious discrimination awarded $100,000

Whether fueled by hatred and anger or general ignorance, acts of discrimination and harassment have no place in any workplace. From comments, jokes and insinuations to overt acts of aggression; no employee should ever feel disrespected or bullied because of their national origin or religion.

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