One of the biggest social taboos at work is discussing your rate of pay with your co-workers -- and that suits your employer just fine.
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.
Braids, dreadlocks, Bantu knots, twists, fades and Afros have long been associated with men and women of color -- and generally discouraged in many workplaces (if not outright banned).
Does Disney discriminate against its women workers? A lawsuit recently filed in Los Angeles County claims that the entertainment giant pays its female employees less than it does males for the same work.
Your hair is a very personal, important part of your identity. So, what happens when your hairstyle is at odds with your employer's grooming policy? Worse, what if your manager tells you that your natural hair is somehow "unprofessional" and expects you to submit to painful, damaging and expensive treatments in order to make it more socially acceptable by white standards?
Breastfeeding an infant is best for both the infant and mother -- but when that mother is working, attempting to breastfeed and asking for accommodations too often ends with a pink slip.
Whether you're an employee working in California or you happen to employ others for your business in the state, it's important to know that there are some significant legal changes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
What exactly is "colorism" in the workplace? While racism is a topic that frequently hits the news, not much is said about colorism. Yet, colorism can be just as pervasive -- and may affect darker-skinned people just as much -- as racism.
Your natural hair has absolutely nothing to do with your fitness for a particular position at work, but you'd be hard-pressed to prove that based on the reactions that a lot of corporations have to black hair.
The Wonderful Company, which produces Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Wonderful pistachios, is co-owned by a self-made woman. However, the billionaire entrepreneur, once a struggling mother of two herself, is accused of being notoriously unfriendly to her pregnant employees.