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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Don't let language discrimination affect your rights

Speaking Spanish in public these days can expose you to some of the nastier elements of racism. Viral videos of Latinos being insulted, harassed and threatened because they were speaking in Spanish have been flooding the internet for awhile now. It probably surprises no one that up to 40% of Latinos have dealt with aggressive verbal attacks over their use of language.

How do you cope with the emotional aspects of discrimination?

When you face racial, gender or some other form of discrimination at work, you may not be in an immediate position to react. As much as you'd like to file a complaint with Human Resources or quit, you fear that you don't have enough evidence to support your complaint or the financial means to just walk out.

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.

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 not allow managers to make hiring and firing decisions based on these factors. Attorneys can help protect the rights of workers suffering from discrimination.

Riot Games faces (and fights) gender discrimination allegations

Riot Games, the developer of the hugely popular game League of Legends, has been hit with allegations of gender discrimination. The issue hit the gaming and tech industry with a particularly strong punch when workers staged a mass walkout in response to the company's efforts to force at least two litigants into private arbitration.

Pride Month: Marking how far we've come and how far we have to go

Welcome to Pride Month, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities celebrate their unique cultural identities, reflect on their gains, collectively bow their heads in respect for the struggles that have been overcome and discuss the changes that still need to be made.

Amazon faces renewed charges of pregnancy discrimination

Imagine this: You're pregnant. The law -- and your employee handbook -- guarantee you at least three 10-minute breaks during your shift. To take your break to go to the bathroom, you have to call your supervisor over and let them know that you need to leave, then navigate your way across a massive warehouse floor to the bathrooms, hope that you don't have to wait and somehow manage to navigate your way back to your assigned station within that 10-minute period.