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Race Discrimination Archives

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.

Common employer FMLA violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees’ jobs when they take extended time off for health reasons, either of their own or for family members. Enacted more than 25 years ago, businesses still often misstep when dealing with employee FMLA issues. At Thornberry Brown, LLC we have the expertise and experience assisting clients subjected to unlawful employment practices.

How can I deal with microaggressions at work?

It’s important for workers in Missouri to feel comfortable in their place of work. Microaggressions, or seemingly miniscule slights based on a person’s race, ethnicity, or other criteria, can contribute to a hostile workplace and increase employee dissatisfaction over time. CNBC offers the following information on common workplace microaggressions and what you can do about them.

Establishing a work environment free of gender discrimination

When people are working together in a confined environment and each of them has different beliefs and opinions, it can be difficult at times for them to get along. While many employers in Missouri go to extensive lengths to help their workers feel comfortable around each other by implementing protocols for desirable and fair behavior, there are times when discrimination can still surface. 

What are some race discrimination issues large companies face?

It is nice to think that race discrimination is a thing of the past, but the reality is it still exists. Some of the nation's biggest companies have had recent issues with discrimination against employees of color. Whether you own a business in Missouri or are just a worker, knowing the race discrimination issues that exist can help you to avoid and recognize when such issues occur.

Should I come out as transgender in the workplace?

For transgender people, navigating everyday life is a lot more difficult than it is for others. This is especially true within the workplace, where many trans people will need to make the tough decision of whether to disclose their status or keep it hidden. While there is no right or wrong answer in this case, the Human Rights Campaign offers the following advice.

Am I working in a hostile environment?

When it comes to things like race discrimination, you often hear the term hostile work environment thrown around. There is some confusion about the exact definition of a hostile environment at work, as some believe that it simply means obnoxious behavior or mean bosses. TheBalance.com explains the legal requirements that are looked at when a hostile work environment is alleged, which will help you take the right steps to rectify the issue.

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