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August 2019 Archives

How compliments can be misconstrued as harassment

Receiving a compliment from a co-worker, supervisor or anyone else at your place of employment should never be an issue. However, compliments could be viewed as sexual harassment in some situations due to various factors that can be misconstrued. Today, we will discuss how compliments can be misconstrued as harassment in your workplace.

What laws criminalize workplace discrimination?

Discrimination of any sort should never be tolerated in the workplace. Not only is it not morally acceptable, but, in many cases, it is illegal. There are several different forms of discrimination that tend to occur. If you believe that you have suffered a form of discrimination in the workplace, you must take action to understand the law and how to assert your rights.

Explaining disparate impact in the workplace

It's important to have an understanding of disparate impact in the workplace so you know whether or not you have encountered this issue. Disparate impact goes hand-in-hand with workplace discrimination. There is one major difference — disparate impact is defined as unintentional discrimination that occurs in the workplace. Let's explore this issue a little deeper in today's post.

Is it inappropriate for a co-worker to ask another on a date?

It is fairly common for co-workers to date each other. Think about it: you work in the same office for 40 or more hours per week. People are bound to develop feelings for each other and want to see how those feelings might evolve if the two were to start dating. Most companies allow relationships in the workplace, so long as they are disclosed to human resources. So, is it inappropriate for one co-worker to ask another out on a date?

Religious discrimination and the workplace

As you might imagine, discrimination based on an employee's religion or religious beliefs is prohibited by law in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlines what religious discrimination is as well as the different ways it can occur. Today, we will examine religious discrimination in the workplace so you know what to look for if you believe you have been discriminated against.

Is your boss a bully?

Your boss is in charge, naturally, but that does not mean they have to treat you with disdain or push you around in the workplace. A boss who does this may be a bully, and it can create a toxic workplace.

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