Work Should Not Be Hostile
If you feel that there is prejudicial treatment in your workplace that affects how people are hired and fired, job assignments, salary, benefits or training then you should file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and give us a call. This prejudicial treatment is discrimination and it is against the law.
Types of workplace discrimination according to The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Age – The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it a violation to discriminate against current or prospective employees over the age of 40. Employees under 40 are not protected from age discrimination by federal law, but they may be covered by state laws.
Sex – Civil rights law forbids workplace discrimination based on a person’s gender or sexual orientation.
Race The Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that employers cannot discriminate against workers or applicants based on race.
Religion – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also forbids employers from discriminating based on religion. Employers must make all reasonable accommodation for religious practices unless it presents an undue burden to the employer.
National origin – Employers are banned from discriminating against employees or applicants based on their ethnic background or perceived ethnic background. In addition, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 makes it a violation to discriminate against a worker or applicant based on his/her citizenship or immigration status.
Disability – According to the Americans with Disability Act and the Rehabilitation Act, employers cannot discriminate against current or prospective employees based on any physical and mental disability or previous medical condition, such as cancer. The employer also must make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for these employees.
Equal pay – The Equal Pay Act requires employers to pay employees equal pay for equal jobs, despite the person’s gender, age, race, religion, national origin or disability.
Pregnancy – The Pregnancy Discrimination Act forbids employers from discriminating against women in the workplace due to pregnancy, and the employer must provide reasonable accommodations when necessary.
Genetic information – The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 makes it a violation for an employer to discriminate against a worker based on their genetic information.
Harassment – Harassment in the workplace is banned by several acts, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disability Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Sexual harassment – Sexual harassment, which includes unwelcome verbal or physical sexual advancements or request for sexual favors, is illegal in the workplace.