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Workers with disabilities face workplace discriminaton, too

Prior to the Americans with Disabilities Act, having a disability was challenging in the United States, including in Michigan. After all, public buildings were not accessible to those with disabilities, for example. Even though this has since been addressed, several hurdles still remain for those with disabilities -- specifically in the workplace.

Compensation-related workplace discrimination

Finding a job that one really likes can be a bit of a challenge. When one does and he or she puts everything into it, it can be difficult to learn that one's efforts are not being fairly compensated. Unfortunately, compensation-related workplace discrimination is a problem in Michigan and elsewhere.

Michigan workplace discrimination: Religion

Religious freedom is a right granted to all who reside in America. While people are able to worship how they may, it does not stop others from discriminating against them. Unfortunately, in Michigan and elsewhere religious discrimination can follow people into their places of employment. Workplace discrimination of this or any other kind, however, is not to be tolerated.

Workplace discrimination due to one's nationality is not okay

America is often referred to as the great melting pot. People come to this country from all over the world in search of better lives for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, in searching for employment or even after work is obtained, some individuals who have made their homes in Michigan and elsewhere face workplace discrimination due to their nationality. This, of course, is not okay.

Frontier airlines hit with a workplace discrimination lawsuit

Being a working mother is a difficult thing. However, taking on the hats of mother and provider is something that many Michigan residents do every single day. Unfortunately, there are those who will face workplace discrimination for trying to take care of their families in ways that are acceptable to them.

Cancer patients often the victims of workplace discrimination

Being diagnosed with cancer, in any of its awful forms, can be devastating. There are no guarantees that treatment will work, and the physical toll that the treatments and illness have on one's body can be debilitating. Despite the effects cancer can have on a person's body, many cancer patients continue to work for as long as they possibly can. Unfortunately, there are those individuals in Michigan and elsewhere who find themselves the victims of workplace discrimination because of their medical conditions.

Sexual harassment scandals plague Department of Interior, Parks

The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General has had to create a whistleblower program in which employees of the National Parks Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other DOI agencies can report allegations of discrimination and harassment without risking their jobs. Why? A series of scandals has occurred at our national parks, primarily involving pervasive sexual harassment.

Workplace discrimination is, sadly, a common thing

Discrimination in any of its form is unacceptable. Unfortunately, numerous Michigan residents are exposed to various types of discrimination in their places of employment on a frequent basis. Just because workplace discrimination seems to be a common or even normal thing does not make it right. In fact, those who are victims of such behavior may have legal recourse.

Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is a very unfortunate but also very real reality in workplaces across the United States. Workplace discrimination can come in a variety of different forms. However, no amount or type of workplace discrimination is ever okay or appropriate. Here are three common types of workplace discrimination:

An overview of pregnant worker rights

People often misinterpret employee protections to mean that they are immune from termination or retaliation for the duration of their protection. But that isn’t true. A typical example is pregnant employees. You are probably aware that your boss cannot fire you because you are pregnant. But, your employer is entirely justified in terminating you for a different reason, even if you happen to be pregnant. This post will go over the difference and how you can protect your rights.

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