Content Related To 'employment-discrimination'

Americans with Disabilities Act

Lea en español 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 who […]

Information for Employers

Lea en español 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

Lea en español 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 any […]

Common Discrimination Claims

Lea en español 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 […]

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

Lea en español 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 that penalize and arguably disadvantage the obese. Economic policies […]

Job Termination

Lea en español Protecting Yourself from the Loss of Your Job There are two ways individuals can be classified when referring to employment: “at–will” or “contract.” The “at–will employee” doctrine holds that the employees without a contract can have their employment terminated by either party, at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, […]

Labor and 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 (e.g., creating union contracts). […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Lea en espanol 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 […]

Hiring Process

Lea en español Protecting Your Legal Rights During the Hiring Process Applicants are protected by legal rights long before they become employees. Under state, federal, and some local laws, potential employees have extensive protections during the job application and hiring process. Depending on a variety of factors, including the way the job is advertised, whether […]

Hiring Resources and Definitions

Lea en español Related GetLegal.TV Videos Click here for more employment law videos Adverse Impact: Employee tests that tend to favor one group of (prospective) employees over another create an adverse impact on the disfavored group. In order to justify the use of such tests, they must be job-related and there must be a business […]

UPS Under Fire: Governor Defends Same-Sex Partners

United Parcel Service received a letter from Gov. Jon S. Corzine urging the company to implement the New Jersey Civil Union Law and put forward benefits for employees in a same-sex partnership. Gay-rights groups have the shipping giant under fire by asserting that same-sex partners are not receiving the same treatment as their married coworkers […]

Employment Discrimination

Lea en español Discrimination on the Job—An Overview The laws governing discrimination in the workplace are based on both constitutional prohibitions, and on state and federal statutes. As a general rule, discrimination is defined as the practice of treating a group of people differently. The U.S. Supreme Court has established certain tests for determining whether […]

Employment Law

Lea en español Your job is more than just a way to pay your bills. If you are like many of us, your job is a means for you to provide for your family and is where you spend most of your time when you are not at home. So, it is important that your […]