Harassment at work takes all shapes and forms. Sometimes it's blatant, but often it's more subtle. Maybe you received threatening messages from coworkers because of your national origin. Maybe you are the victim of offensive remarks due to your gender.
If you think you are a victim of employment discrimination, there are specific steps you need to take to report the issue and, if necessary, file a discrimination lawsuit.
Discrimination is a degrading experience. When it occurs on the job, it is also a violation of state and federal law. However, not all conduct that seems unfair may be considered employment discrimination by a court.
What you post on Facebook and other social media sites can reach more people than you intended. The message you wrote for your friends could end up on your supervisor's desk. It could even get you fired.
The Family Medical Leave Act, or the FMLA, went into effect more than two decades ago and allows employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off in a 12-month period to attend to qualifying personal matters without the threat of losing their jobs.