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How a Hostile Work Environment Affects Your Well Being

How a Hostile Work Environment Affects Your Well Being

By Tamara Holder |

Toxic coworkers’ grousing may not rise to the level of harassment. Learn what makes workplace hostility illegal and how a hostile work environment affects your well-being. Everyone who has been employed for a while has come across a truly insufferable coworker. Perhaps they complain constantly, take credit for your ideas, or practice poor workplace… Read More »

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How To Identify Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

How To Identify Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

By Tamara Holder |

Gender discrimination isn’t limited to cisgender women. People who identify as non-binary or agender experience it too. Here is how to identify gender discrimination in the workplace. First, we must note that “sex” and “gender” are different, but are often used interchangeably under law. “Sex” refers to biological and physical characteristics of male and… Read More »

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5 Signs You Are a Victim of Ageism in the Workplace

5 Signs You Are a Victim of Ageism in the Workplace

By Tamara Holder |

It may start as jokes about when you’re due to retire or with a sudden and inexplicably negative performance review. Recognize these five signs you are the victim of ageism in the workplace. Demotions and Reassignments Employers who are scheming to replace older workers with younger, less expensive ones sometimes try to drive experienced… Read More »

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How To Identify Discrimination During the Hiring Process

How To Identify Discrimination During the Hiring Process

By Tamara Holder |

Blatant discrimination still occurs in workplaces and in hiring. Clueless or untrained hiring managers sometimes either stumble into discriminatory practices unintentionally or display unconscious bias during interviews. However, discrimination can be more subtle than flat-out asking someone their age, their marital status, or whether they’re pregnant during an interview. And discrimination in the hiring… Read More »

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5 Common Types of Civil Rights Violations

5 Common Types of Civil Rights Violations

By Tamara Holder |

In the United States, civil rights are derived from federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination, as well as from the Constitution of the United States and its Amendments. Individuals violate civil rights through illegal discrimination. The government, or a person acting in a government capacity, violates civil rights when they deny or infringe… Read More »

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Ten Must-Know Signs You Are Being Sexually Harassed

Ten Must-Know Signs You Are Being Sexually Harassed

By Tamara Holder |

Sexual harassment can happen to anyone of any gender identity or sexual orientation. In the most blatant instances, sexual harassment takes the form of a “quid pro quo” (“this for that”) where the perpetrator demands sexual acts from the victim in exchange for a pay raise, promotion, or plum assignment. But sexual harassment doesn’t… Read More »

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The Importance of Understanding Your Rights as an Employee

The Importance of Understanding Your Rights as an Employee

By Tamara Holder |

When a lousy employer fires you for no good reason, it feels like the last straw. But there’s a difference between getting fired because your boss is a jerk, and getting fired illegally. The importance of understanding your rights as an employee intensifies when you don’t know what to do, other than quit. Before… Read More »

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Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Harassment: What You Need To Know

Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Harassment: What You Need To Know

By Tamara Holder |

How do you determine whether you’re a victim of sexual assault vs. sexual harassment? What you need to know explains the actions you can take to get justice or compensation. The age of #Metoo revealed how astonishingly common sexual harassment and sexual assault have been in US society and workplaces. When thousands of women… Read More »

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5 Qualities To Look For When Hiring a Civil Rights Attorney

5 Qualities To Look For When Hiring a Civil Rights Attorney

By Tamara Holder |

The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state laws provide for equal treatment under the law and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. If you think your… Read More »

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Republic manager files EEOC charge after company allegedly denied promised promotion

By Tamara Holder |

This story was originally reported by Emilie Shumway in HR Dive. Dive Brief: An employee of a Georgia branch of waste management company Republic Services has filed a charge of discrimination against the company with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to the complaint obtained by HR Dive — and an interview with… Read More »

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