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.
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.
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.
If you are an hourly employee, it's important that you understand the basic wage and hour laws in Pennsylvania and how they apply to you. If your employer violates these laws, you may have a case against them. Here's what you need to know.
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 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.
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.
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.
When you are injured on the job, it's important to take action right away to secure your rights to benefits for medical expenses and lost wages. Here are 4 workers' compensation facts you need to know and who to call if you or a loved one are hurt at work.
OSHA's Whistleblower Act protects employees against retaliation when reporting a protected activity. Here's what you need to know about the Whistleblower Act and what to do if your employer retaliates against you after reporting an activity that should be covered under the act.