Content Related To 'Employment Discrimination'

Common Discrimination Claims

Common Discrimination Claims On average, approximately 80,000 discrimination claims are filed each year nationwide. The majority involves discrimination based on race, age, disability or gender. Race Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from discrimination based on race. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees, and every race is […]




Sexual Harassment

The Types of Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment typically takes one of two forms: Quid pro quo harassment—Literally translated from the Latin, quid pro quo means “this for that.” In quid pro quo sexual harassment, there is a promise of a work-related benefit, or the threat of a work-related sanction, in exchange for sexual favors. The […]




Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act The Americans with Disabilities Act protects job applicants and employees who either: have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, had such an impairment in the past but no longer do, do not have but are assumed to have such an impairment. Any applicant or employee […]




Information for Employers

Information for Employers Employment discrimination occurs when an employer singles out an employee because of that employee’s characteristics or traits, such as age, race, gender, religious preference or disability. Such discrimination occurs in many forms but is most common in the areas of termination, promotion, wages and harassment. Employment discrimination, under most circumstances, is illegal […]




Other Types of Discrimination

Other Types of Discrimination Equal Pay Several laws entitle workers who perform “substantially equal” work to be paid equally. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 applies only to equal pay regarding sex. Other laws, such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit discrimination in pay regarding […]




The Penalty for Fatness: Obesity Discrimination and the Traditional Civil Rights Approach

The Penalty for Fatness: Obesity Discrimination and the Traditional Civil Rights Approach by Sayward Stuart, J.D., B.C.L. Aug. 26, 2008 It is no exaggeration to suggest that obesity is a growing problem in America. As Americans grow more overweight, weight-based discrimination likewise increases. State and federal governments as well as private employers have enacted measures […]




Job Termination

Lea en español Protecting Yourself from the Loss of Your Job Most states have laws establishing employment as “at will.” This means that either party may terminate the agreement at any time, for any legal reason, provided there is not a written contract for employment. There are limitations on terminating an employee, and employees who […]




Labor and Employment Law

Labor & Employment Law Websites General Employment Law Information Network – Gateway site offering federal and state law articles, case summaries, forms and contracts, HR documents, and a weekly newsletter. Employment, Labor, and Pension Law – List of employment law sites from the‘Lectric Law Library. Labor issues Unions.org – Directory of unions and union resources […]




Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the act, known as Title VII, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex or religion and also prohibits employers from retaliating against any employee who exercises his […]




The Hiring Process

Lea en español Protecting Your Rights during the Hiring Process Under state and federal and even some local laws, you have extensive protections during the job application and hiring process. Depending on a variety of factors, from how a job was advertised to what was said during an employment interview, you may be able to […]