What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

“Hostile work environment” is an employment law term most people are familiar with but may not really understand what it entails. Like other employment law terms, such as harassment and discrimination, it’s important to have a clear grasp of what these all mean and how they may – or may not – apply to a situation you’ve experienced at work....

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5 Signs Age Discrimination Led to Your Wrongful Termination

Recognizing the Signs of Age Discrimination in a Dismissal Age discrimination, or ageism, unfortunately impacts a great number of older employees in the workplace. Aging employees can face numerous types of discrimination, including unwarranted charged comments, exclusion from company events, or being passed over for promotions or raises. In some cases, age discrimination can contribute to your dismissal. If you...

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SCOTUS Rules to Protect LGBTQ Workers from Job Discrimination

In a 6-3 decision on June 15 that came as a surprise to many, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that gay and transgender employees are protected against discrimination by existing federal law. Writing for the majority, Neil Gorsuch – President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the Court – stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...

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What Does Discrimination at Work Look Like?

People often say they know what discrimination at work looks like even if they can’t exactly define it, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Just as with any other kind of discrimination, there are ways your rights could be violated in covert ways that not even you may readily recognize. Who Can Be Discriminated Against? If you’re trying to understand...

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Employment Discrimination During the Holidays

While it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because the of their religious beliefs, our legal team frequently receive calls around this time of the year from clients who want to know if they can sue their employer for their denying their request to take time off for religious holidays, such as Christmas and Hanukkah. While Title VII...

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