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One-time events may not be harassment

Discrimination often takes the form of harassment in the workplace. It can center around your religion, gender, age or some other characteristics. Discrimination can also mean getting fired, overlooked for promotions or otherwise seeing your career get held back. However, much of the day-to-day discrimination that employees face is just harassment.

What's considered to be disability discrimination on the job?

Each year, countless disabled employees are discriminated against on the job by either their colleagues or supervisors. Many of these workers feel justified in continuing to discriminate against others because they've never been told that their actions are wrong. This often happens because disabled individuals aren't exactly sure of the civil rights that they've been afforded under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This federal law outlines what's considered to be disability discrimination.

Asking for preferred candidates is a type of discrimination

Workplace discrimination often feels like it is targeted directly at you, specifically because you stand out from the crowd in some way. Maybe you're the only woman in a male-dominated workforce, for instance, or perhaps you're a fresh college graduate in a workplace where everyone is 50 years old and older.

Morris County's prosecutor is sued for racial discrimination

Two Morris County detectives filed a discrimination lawsuit against their supervisor, the county prosecutor in the U.S. District Court in Newark on Oct. 17. The plaintiffs allege that their boss intentionally passed over them for job promotions simply because they're African-Americans.

Signs of religious discrimination at work

Even though more and more people are tolerant of different races, creeds, genders and religions these days; problems still exist in our society. This means that it's quite possible you could face discrimination at your place of employment due to your religious beliefs. Today, we will discuss the signs of religious discrimination at work that you should look for.

How to prove pregnancy discrimination at work

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. It can turn stressful quickly if your employer discriminates against you when they find out you are going to have a child. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees or against prospective employees because they are pregnant. Today, let's explore how you can prove pregnancy discrimination by your employer so you can file a claim.

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.

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.

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