Understanding Discrimination and the EEOC Discrimination Process What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)was passed to protect employees like you from employment discrimination. It is against the law for employers to discriminate against an employee (or even a job
Some workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are discriminated against by their coworkers because of their national origins. Under federal and state law, national origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Despite the legal prohibitions, this type of discrimination continues to be a problem at many companies. If you have been the victim of discrimination
Some racial minorities are subjected to jokes by their coworkers about their minority statuses. While isolated jokes may not be enough to create a hostile work environment, frequent jokes may be enough to constitute unlawful harassment based on race. If you have been the target of racist jokes at your work, the attorneys at Swartz
Religious freedom is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and is the first one that is listed in the First Amendment. Religious liberty includes the right to practice a religion of your choice while enjoying all of the privileges and benefits of society. Religious discrimination is prohibited in multiple settings, including education, work, housing, public accommodations,
Your gender identity is the gender with which you identify. It may be different from your anatomical or assigned gender from your birth. There is not a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has interpreted the federal prohibition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on
Some businesses have dress codes for their employees. If your employer has a different dress code for its male and female workers, you might wonder whether it is legally allowed to implement the difference in the dress codes based on gender. This practice is particularly common in the service industry with servers. Some restaurants will
Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act or IRCA, it is illegal for employers that have at least four employees to discriminate against applicants and workers based on their citizenship status. The IRCA also offers protection to workers from discrimination based on their national origins. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 similarly
If you have a claim for employment discrimination, you might wonder how long your case will take. Employment discrimination cases can be complex, and how long your claim might take will depend on multiple factors. The length of your case will depend on the experience and skill of your attorney, the particular details of your
Workplace discrimination is unlawful when it is based on a person’s protected characteristics. The Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 identifies 18 different personal characteristics that are illegal bases of discrimination at work. Employers may not discriminate against workers in all of the stages of employment, including recruitment, interviews, hiring decisions, bonuses, promotions, discipline, and terminations.
Over the fast few years, an increasing number of disability discrimination claims have been filed. These types of cases may involve complex issues that can involve such things as pregnancy and workers’ compensation. It is important for you to understand your rights and how you can prove that you were targeted for unlawful disability discrimination.