Does your age make you stand out at your place of work? Maybe you feel like the baby in the office. Maybe you feel like the grandparent in the office. It is one thing for you to personally know that you are unique because of your age in your place of work; it is another thing if you are targeted professionally because of your age.
Anyone who has young children in school is probably extremely aware that food allergies are common; food allergies are on the rise. Just as more and more kiddos seem to be allergic to food such as peanuts, there are more workers within the workforce that suffer from serious food allergies.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was enacted to protect Americans from any kind of discrimination they might face based on their genetic information from either health insurance providers or employers (Title I and Title II protections, respectively).
Can't happen today you say? Unfortunately, that is far from the truth. Bias and discrimination are alive and well in the workplace, academia and science.
It is the season of construction in New York City, a city that is already generally well-known for its ongoing, multiplying work zones. Community progress often means a need for new and/or improved buildings and streets. We need men -- and women -- to put in the construction work that ultimately makes this area great.
It might seem childish -- the idea that your manager or other supervisor might have favorite employees in the office. Aren't we all supposed to grow out of such cliquishness once we graduate from junior high school?
Many men and women would agree that it is a sad and scary time in the U.S. Events such as the Orlando shooting last week have the public on edge. Violence and loss can lead to desperation among people to try to prevent further tragedy.
A recent post began a discussion about gender identity as it specifically relates to the bathroom use controversy. The matter certainly affects people on a personal level, whether they are part of the transgender community or not.
With the passing of time, comes the progress of different human rights. While the battles against racial and sexual discrimination, for example, are not over, a fight that is currently the center of conversation is the fight regarding gender identity and bathroom use.
Intentionally discriminating against someone at his or her place of employment is against federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, what if a person is discriminated against at work, but the employer did not have any intention of discriminating? Is that illegal?