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Sex discrimination hurts women on the job

Women on the job in Missouri continue to face a range of obstacles to equality in the workplace. While the #MeToo campaign highlighted the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace, this is only one of the issues that women face on the job. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing several cases with major implications for the legal understanding of sex discrimination in American workplaces. Several federal appeals courts, as well as the Department of Justice during the Obama administration, argued that sex discrimination includes within its ambit discrimination against LGBT workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

How can everyone contribute to an inclusive environment?

Inclusivity is a term you hear often, but putting it into practice is a lot more difficult. While employers are obligated to ensure employees of all races, genders, and orientations feel comfortable in a given working environment, there are things peers can do to ensure the same. In this case, Entrepreneur recommends the following tips to make sure that all workers feel comfortable at the office. 

Employment immigration and discrimination

For those who decide to relocate to another country for work, they may have to work through a lot of different challenges. Not only can moving in and of itself be immensely difficult, but there are various legal issues that may surface. Moreover, the workplace can be particularly difficult amidst immigration challenges, and even when things move forward smoothly it can be hard to adjust to a new job in a new country. Regrettably, some people have an especially difficult time due to discrimination.

What are the signs of ageism in the workplace?

Older workers often face discrimination based on the belief that they're less capable of doing a good job. Age discrimination may be abundantly obvious in some cases, but it can also be subtle, while still bothersome to accomplished older workers. Being able to identify ageism in the workplace will enable you to seek the proper assistance if you're discriminated against. In this case, AARP recommends looking out for the following signs. 

Is reverse racism real?

Racial tensions seem to be high these days, even within the workplace. As a result, more and more accusations of "reverse racism" are being levied by white people, who often cite examples like TV channels marketed exclusively to minority groups or calls for a more diversified workplace. But how valid are these criticisms and is it possible for a white person to be discriminated against in a place of work? Business Insider aims to answer these questions. 

How can older workers deal with discrimination?

While it's commonly claimed that age brings about wisdom, many older workers are simply not respected in the workplace. In fact, older workers may even be discriminated against or pressured to retire to make way for a younger workforce. Glassdoor offers the following tips on how older workers should address discrimination if and when it arises.

Do microaggressions have a psychological impact?

Microaggressions are seemingly small slights that call attention to racial and gender differences. While some people believe that minor slights don't have much of an impact on a person's health and well-being, research shows that this is not the case. The Center for Health Journalism explains the impact daily microaggressions can have on a person's body and mind. 

Providing accommodations for women who are pregnant

Discrimination in the workplace can affect many groups of people, particularly those who have specific needs or are in a more vulnerable situation. Among those, women who are pregnant, but still undertaking the day-to-day responsibilities of a professional job. Employers in Missouri should be making adequate efforts to accommodate pregnant women and support them in their jobs by providing the resources they need to work comfortably and safely. 

What is origin discrimination?

Missouri employees have the right to a fair and comfortable workplace, no matter their age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or race. One other way that employees can be discriminated against is national origin discrimination. According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this involves treating employees or applicants unfavorably because there are from a different part of the world or country. Origin discrimination is also treating someone unfavorable because they look as if they are from a certain ethnic background or because they have an accent.

What is affirmative action?

It is not uncommon to hear about racial tensions, discrimination or other issues in the news. While many like to believe race discrimination is no longer an issue, it still happens everywhere, even in Missouri. Because race issues are so engrained in this country's history, the government has taken steps to try to even the playing field and help minorities to have equal opportunities. One such move was the creation of affirmative action.

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