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Archive for: January 2013 AM

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

The gender gap at work is still alive and well according to new research that examined gender roles in the workplace.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% of what men working similar hours earn. It gets worse as women work longer hours — women working more than 60 hours per week earn only 78.3% of what men in the same time category earn.

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‘Sizeism’ Is Becoming A Weighty Issue For Americans In The Workplace

As if it isn’t already hard enough to get a job. Over the past few decades, sizeism in the workplace has increased by 66 percent and it affects women more than men.Sizeism is the discrimination of people due to their size.

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Is Weight Discrimination At Work Illegal?

No doubt about it: Record numbers of American workers are obese. By 2030, half of all American adults are expected to be obese, a new study by the Robert Wood Foundation finds. And many employers are biased against overweight workers, assuming that they’re lazy orout of control. There’s a correlation between obesity and unemployment.

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How to Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

If you are being sexually harassed, you may at first be in denial. You may think, “This can’t be happening to me,” or “Why is this happening to me!” However, sexual harassment is more common than most people realize: in a survey administered by AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research), a total of 54% said they have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace – What You Can Do

In a perfect world, people would be hired based on ability to work without regard to any outside characteristic such as sex, race, orientation, medical problems, hair color, nationality, or because they are pregnant or have kids. However, pregnancy discrimination is a serious problem that women face that only adds to the problem of sexism that is still widespread in society even today.

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Disabled workers can be an asset in the workplace, if given a chance

Aaron McKinney stacked big birthday buttons on a shelf at the Just-A-Buck store at Maymore Plaza in South Euclid.”I’ve got a great job,” he said, opening a box of merchandise.That might be an understatement.

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Can You Hear Me Now? Employer Cannot Reject Disabled Employee Without Individualized Inquiry of the Ability to Do the Job

If you failing to engage in this individualized inquiry, it will look like you are making the employment decision based on stereotypes and generalizations, which the ADA is supposed to rid from the workplace. That perception will not bode well for your defense of an ADA lawsuit.

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Workplace Safety, Disabled Employees, and the ADA

When the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. offered Alisha Adams a job at its Fayetteville, N.C., plant, no one at the company asked inappropriate questions that would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Once she received her conditional offer of employment, Adams revealed that she suffered from menorrhagia, a bleeding disorder. She began working after being cleared by two separate doctors. However, when she told her supervisor about her condition, she was fired, allegedly because of concerns that her medical condition would render her unconscious while at work.

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