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December 2018 Archives

Religious discrimination: 6 prohibited actions

The United States was founded on the idea of freedom of religion, and that must be reflected in the workplace. Employees all have a right to practice any religion that they so choose and employers cannot discriminate against them based on these decisions.

5 ways that whistleblowers are protected from retaliation in NJ

Dating back as far as the middle ages, there have been protections in place for anyone willing to come forward with evidence of fraud or corruption. People who are brave enough to come forward are often referred to as whistleblowers. Whistleblowers got their name because they alert authorities to corruption that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Without whistleblowers, society could not function as efficiently as it does now.

Is a language requirement for a job a type of discrimination?

As you look for a job, you may come across advertisements saying that only people who speak a certain language can apply. Is that racial discrimination because it gives preference to people from a certain country?

The gender pay gap may be getting worse

The gender gap in employment is often presented as the number of cents women earn on the dollar, compared to men. It is related to, but not the same as the call for women to earn equal pay for equal work. For instance, if all the high-paying jobs at a company are reserved for men, that company may still be able to claim that women earn equal pay for equal work. The situation is blatantly discriminatory and unfair, but technically women and men who have the exact same job are paid equally. The gender gap takes a broader view.

Take the right steps after sexual harassment at work

If you're a victim of sexual harassment at work, you shouldn't wait a single day to review what happened and to decide on what to do next. The sooner you take action the easier it is to protect yourself and to hold the harasser responsible for their behavior.

Questions to answer about workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. If you suspect you're a victim of this behavior, it's important to learn more about your legal rights. The steps you take upfront will have a major impact on what happens in the future.

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