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September 2018 Archives

Signs of workplace age discrimination

A lawsuit was filed against corporate giant IBM by three former employees who accuse the company of age discrimination. Because of the nature of discrimination and the ever-changing American workplace, many people are not certain about what actions might constitute unlawful discrimination. The American Association of Retired Persons has published a guide designed to help people recognize the signs of workplace age discrimination. Employees in Texas might gain from the tips in the guide.

Are you facing age discrimination at work?

Though you are getting older, you may not have plans to retire any time soon. You enjoy your work and believe that you can still hold your own when it comes to completing your tasks efficiently and effectively. However, you may have some concerns about the conduct of others in the workplace.

Improving workplace sexual harassment policies

More and more businesses throughout Texas are understanding the need for sexual harassment awareness in the workplace. Whether triggered by the sordid stories of countless women who have recently begun to share their experiences or perhaps by fear of legal action, employers are now understanding the benefits of having a comprehensive workplace discrimination policy. However, there remains a formidable gap between that realization and implementing a plan that's effective.

Are you the victim of whistleblower retaliation?

Like many Texas employees, you go to work every day expecting your employer and supervisors to behave in an ethical manner. At times, it may seem as if you are the only one at work who has standards you are not willing to compromise, even if it means saving or making money for the company. When you see things happening at work that make you uncomfortable or fearful of your legal culpability, you may find you have no option but to speak up or betray your personal values.

How workers feel about sexual harassment

Roughly 35 percent of workers throughout Texas and the rest of the U.S. say they have experienced harassment on the job. This is according to the 2018 Hiscox Workplace Harassment Study that included 500 full-time workers. Of those who said they experienced harassment, half said that it was based on their gender or sex. Companies that fail to recognize and work to put an end to harassment could face negative consequences.

EEOC getting tougher on age discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled an employment case with the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain for $12 million. The restaurant will also be required to make changes to its recruitment and hiring practices with regard to older applicants. The EEOC has been newly aggressive in asserting claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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