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.
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.
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.