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Posted by 1p21.admin On September 13, 2019

What sort of workplace accommodations are common for autism?

There are plenty of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who can function fairly well in the workplace — although some need reasonable accommodations to better manage their neurodivergent condition at work. If you have an ASD, you should understand your rights under the Americans with…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On September 2, 2019

What is your employer’s duty once you report sexual harassment?

You’ve been putting up with sexual harassment for weeks or months now from a co-worker or supervisor. You’ve tried politely ignoring the harasser as well as directly asking them to stop. You’ve made your boundaries clear, but the message doesn’t seem to be getting through. Now, it’s…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 28, 2019

Why sexual harassment victims get the blame

“Well, what was she wearing to work?” “How did she talk to him?” “Did she lead him on?” “Did she smile a lot?” Those are the kinds of questions that people often ask when they hear that a female co-worker has been sexually harassed by a male…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 22, 2019

Does skin tone make discrimination against Latinos worse?

What’s a little difference in skin tone among family members, right? Everything. Latinos report that they and their family members are often treated with more or less discrimination based entirely on their skin tone. The lighter the skin tone of the Latino, the less discrimination he or…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 16, 2019

California churches shaken over wrongful termination lawsuit

Two different United Methodist churches in California are in turmoil and a preschool run by the one in Orange County has closed over allegations that a pastor behaved inappropriately toward the preschool’s well-established director and the church’s leadership fired her for reporting it. The woman at the…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 7, 2019

How do you approach your boss about racial microaggressions?

Nobody enjoys bringing up the victim of racial discrimination at work, but if you are — whether it’s subtle or overt — you have a right to address the issue with your employer. You also have the right to expect your employer to take action. Many people…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 1, 2019

Don’t tolerate a bully that’s violating your rights as a worker

It’s nice to think that all the kids who start out as bullies on the playground grow up and become decent people. However, the reality is that some people are just bullies all their lives. If your boss happens to be one of them, you may have…

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You don’t have to tolerate ableism at work

When you have a disability — whether visible or not — you become consciously aware of just how much “ableism” there is around you. What’s ableism? It’s a form of prejudice against people with disabilities. In many ways, ableism is ingrained in American culture in ways that…

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Suit against financial services firm alleges age discrimination

It’s hard enough to get ahead in business without a factor beyond our control getting in our way. There are several factors that we choose, such as faith or hairstyle, along with many we do not that may change an employer’s view of us. Fortunately, California does…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 11, 2019

Were you wrongfully terminated? Here are some signs

You knew that you were an “at-will” employee, which meant that your employer could fire you for just about any reason — as long as it wasn’t based on a discriminatory reason or an act of retaliation. So how do you tell when you’ve been wrongfully terminated…

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