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.
It can be frustrating to work at a company in which the supervisors or managers regularly show favoritism to some workers over others. While showing favoritism at work is a poor management practice, it is not necessarily illegal. Favoritism causes other employees to feel resentful, and they may be disincentivized from providing good work. Favoritism
Being treated differently from other employees at your job may be legal or illegal, depending on the reason that your employer treats you differently. In the employment context, differential treatment often means that an employer treats a group of employees differently from other groups because of specific characteristics that they are unable to change. If
If you are fired from your job, it can be upsetting. When you believe that you were fired from your job because of your size or weight, it might also be discriminatory in nature. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler advocate for people who have been the victims of unlawful discrimination and can explain
Beginning with the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in 2009, workplace discrimination that is based on a worker’s genetics is against the law. Employers are not allowed to require, disclose, purchase, or request a prospective or current employee’s genetic information or to make decisions based on genetic information. It is also illegal to