Employers all throughout New Jersey know and understand that they cannot discriminate against their employees for various reasons. One of those reasons is language. Employers cannot discriminate against employees because they have an accent or because they speak a language other than English. But, there are situations where employers can require their employees to speak English on the job and it is not considered discrimination.
When people face racial discrimination, where do they place the blame? Do they think that laws and policies are behind it? Do they blame individuals for harboring their own prejudices?
A recent appeals court ruling in Chicago, which is similar to another earlier outcome in Atlanta, could have a chilling effect on the discrimination protections in place for older workers.
It can be very difficult to spot workplace discrimination because the people perpetrating the discrimination might be hiding their true intentions. Every New Jersey workplace is required to be free from discrimination, including that of religious, sexual, age, disability and more. Today's post will address the most common signs of workplace discrimination so you know what to look for the next time you are on the job.
You see a clear case of workplace discrimination. Maybe your boss laughs about firing someone who was of a different ethnicity. Maybe you see a supervisor throw away all employment applications from women.
No matter what sector an employee works in, the law provides broad protections against discrimination, even if the discrimination occurs in public offices. In the last several years, the topic of discrimination and harassment in the workplace has dominated headlines and the broader public conversation, which makes it all the more surprising when any organization faces discrimination suits repeatedly.
There is sometimes a bit of confusion when it comes to discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, it is important for employers and employees to understand that this type of discrimination is completely illegal.
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.
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?
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.