The Chinese fast food chain Panda Express has agreed to settle a Department of Justice complaint that it engaged in recordkeeping activity that discriminated against noncitizens lawfully working in the United States. The Justice Department announced that the company, which operates some 1,800 restaurants nationwide, will set aside $200,000 for a back pay fund to compensate the affected workers. Panda Express has also agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty.
If you have experienced adverse treatment in the workplace because you are pregnant, you may be a victim of pregnancy discrimination. A regrettable but very real issue facing many working American women, pregnancy discrimination is a collective term for the various forms of mistreatment you may experience because of your pregnancy or related medical condition.
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that employers have more power over you than they really do. You may think that companies can do what they want, but in reality that isn't true. You, as an employee, have many rights. And when your employer decides to violate those rights or take action that is illegal, then you need to seriously consider your legal position and make the necessary moves.
Age discrimination has always been a problem when it comes to getting or having a job, but it will be an even more problematic issue as tech companies and the tech industry -- which thrives on younger, highly-skilled individuals -- becomes more ingrained in the national consciousness. But is that last statement just an opinion, or is there truth to the idea?
If you believe you were a victim of workplace discrimination, you might be wondering what you should do. It is crucial to understand your rights and take the appropriate action. Going through this process might be stressful and a little scary, but with the right help, you can stand up for yourself.
In the last few weeks, we talked about at-will employment and the rights employees have when it comes to their termination (should that arise). At-will employment means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it doesn't violate the employee's rights or violate state and federal laws. Employees have rights to, after all, and there are many legitimate ways for them to terminate an employee's contract.
Discrimination based on a person's disability goes against our values as a nation. When it occurs in employment, it is also contrary to Florida and federal law.
Colleen Dominguez is a respected sports reporter who used to work for ESPN. In 2014, she left the sports titan in Bristol to work for Fox Sports One, a relatively new sports network that wants to compete with ESPN. For such a high-profile move by such a high-profile reporter, it seems odd that we haven't seen much of Colleen Dominguez on Fox Sports One since. This is because she has been locked in a discrimination lawsuit with FS1 after Dominguez alleged she was treated differently than younger women and all men at the network.
If you think you are a victim of age discrimination in the workplace, there are specific steps you need to take to protect your rights.
Discrimination is a broad term that can apply to a number of different areas of the employer-employee relationship. But what is undisputed about this term is that it is illegal and a horrible practice by any individual or party. If you work somewhere and feel that the company utilizes discriminatory practices or that certain employees harass you or treat you differently because of your race, religion or other factor, then you should consider your rights and legal options.