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.
Touch is a common aspect of human interaction. It can be problematic in the workplace however, as some people may find it inappropriate or intimidating in certain contexts. Psychology Today explains more about touch in the workplace and what all employees must know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an employee, you may have to deal with many different challenges on a daily basis. Some of these problems may be a normal part of your job, but you may also be subjected to various forms of mistreatment, including violations of your employee rights. Unfortunately, discrimination on the basis of an employee’s race remains a serious problem in work spaces across the U.S. and it is crucial for victims of discrimination to take a stand for their legal rights.
When you arrive at work each day, you are expecting to be treated with respect and fairness. Your desire is to form strong and healthy professional relationships that will fortify your career and give you the opportunity to grow your potential. At Thornberry Brown, LLC Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people in Missouri to understand the importance of a healthy work environment.