There are many situations where workplace employment discrimination occurs, however the signs are not always obvious. Discrimination can be very subtle and difficult to prove. Facing discrimination can undermine a person in their workplace, causing anxiety, depression and other stress-related injuries. No one wants to work in a negative and hostile environment. Here are five signs you might be facing workplace discrimination.
In 2012, the average internet user had three social media accounts; now the average is closer to seven accounts. Due to this trend, employers are increasingly utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to screen for prospective hires and to also keep tabs on current employees. What does this mean for employees? Personal posts … Read more
In 2017, over 84,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Many thousands more were filed with local and state agencies, as well as directly in state courts. It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, … Read more
Understand what your legal rights are when you’ve been laid off. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and a layoff that was simply unfair can help you decide whether to fight or move on. Employment in most states is “at will,” meaning you can quit or the company can fire you without cause. However, … Read more
New York State’s new Paid Family Leave Law (the “PFL”) officially goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The PFL will provide leave and partial wage replacement to eligible employees. Below are the top 5 things you need to know about New York state’s paid family leave law.