You would think that with all the advances we have made for women’s rights, women would no longer suffer discrimination on the job. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to the treatment pregnant women receive. Many employers in Florida and elsewhere may fear the efficiency of their pregnant employees will slack off, or that they will lose productive hours after a baby is born and the mother goes on maternity leave or requests to work fewer hours. This does not mean it is acceptable to treat pregnant women and new mothers as if they are less valuable or have fewer rights than other employees.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more people have become more forthcoming about the harassment they have endured over the years. Although the movement has so far focused primarily on Hollywood and politics, harassment occurs in every industry. The issue may even be more prevalent than most people realize because some workers are still too afraid to come forward.
Florida offers at-will employment. This means employers can fire employees at-will without any pertinent reasoning. However, it also means employees can leave a place of work for any reason immediately without providing any explanation.
Workplace harassment takes many different forms. Employers may practice discrimination based on various factors, or an employer or employee in the workplace may subject others to forms of harassment, including unwanted sexual advances.
There are numerous types of discrimination that take place in the workplace every single day. Most of this discrimination centers around a person's gender, race, sexual orientation or national origin. However, there is another type of discrimination that is becoming increasingly prevalent: harassment based on beauty.
Sexual harassment continues to make headlines as more victims speak out about their experiences of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The world is beginning to see that sexual harassment occurs across all industries. It is important to be well-versed on what sexual harassment looks like so that you can combat it if it happens to you.
Sexual harassment is in the headlines because of the Harvey Weinstein controversy. The fact that such disgusting behavior is being brought to light is important. It is time for everyone to confront sexual harassment at the workplace and confront the Weinstein's of the world.
Age discrimination is unfortunately common. According to a piece in AOL Finance, older workers are likely to be the first ones demoted or laid off. You might suspect you are facing discrimination because of your age but are unsure whether you have proof.