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.
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.
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.
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.
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.