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WHY WON'T THE EEOC HELP ME?

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When you are discriminated against at work, call is the EEOC, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Many victims of discrimination expect that they will receive real help from this agency and unfortunately never do. Here's what you need to know about the EEOC and how to get help for discrimination cases privately. 

Weight Discrimination at Work

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Approximately one third of Americans are overweight. Unfortunately, no federal law protects workers from discrimination depending on obesity or weight per se. However, other laws within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may protect workers in Pennsylvania from discrimination because of their weight. Here's what you should know. 

LEGAL RIGHTS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS UNDER NATIONAL LAW

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Under national law, if you're pregnant, may become pregnant, or have been pregnant - and your company has 15 or more workers - you are protected against pregnancy-based harassment and discrimination. It's also possible to have a legal right to work adjustments, which will let you do your job without endangering your health. 

WHAT IS AGE DISCRIMINATION?

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Discrimination of all kinds happens in the workplace every day, whether it is considered against the law or not. Age discrimination is one type of discrimination that still occurs, despite being prohibited by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). If you feel that you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to your age, you may be able to take legal action to protect your livelihood.

GENDER IDENTITY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Gender identity is gaining awareness across the nation, and unfortunately, there are no statewide protections for individuals who are discriminated against based on gender identity. However, many localities have passed laws that consider gender identity discrimination similar to other types of discrimination on the job, including discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. Here's what you need to know to fight gender identity discrimination on the job. 

WHAT IS DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION?

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Although it is against the law in Pennsylvania and across the country to discriminate against disabled persons in the workplace, it unfortunately still happens. Learning how to recognize what disability discrimination is and what your legal options are if you have been discriminated against is critical to obtaining justice and stopping the discrimination from happening again to you and to others.

TIPS FOR HANDLING DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Being discriminated against in the workplace can be disconcerting, frightening, and downright upsetting. How you choose to handle the situation can play a big part in how the situation is actually resolved. If you are the victim of workplace discrimination, here are some tips on what you can do. 

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