14. Discrimination and Harassment

"Prejudice is the reason of fools."

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Age Discrimination

  1. QA 1: “If I think my termination might have been related to my age, should I consult with an attorney?”
  2. QA 2: “Is asking what year you graduated from college a kind of age discrimination?”
  3. QA 3: “Is it discrimination when a boss favors an employee he is dating?”
  4. QA 4: “My raise was tiny. Illegal discrimination, or legal cost-cutting?”
  5. QA 5: “Do you think that employers are targeting older workers for layoffs and Performance Improvement Plans?”
  6. QA 6: “Is a 17-year-old protected by the age discrimination laws, or a company’s age-related policies?”
  7. QA 7: “Is hiring by ‘experience level’ illegal age discrimination?”

ii. Other Discrimination

  1. NL 1: Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours
  2. NL 2: “Is My Employment Discrimination Case Strong? – Here’s How to Tell”
  3. QA 1: “Is it ‘reverse discrimination’ if some people can use racist words, but some people can’t?”
  4. QA 2: “Can I be fired for having a sick child?”
  5. QA 3: “Do I have a case of discrimination?”
  6. QA 4: “Does this sound like I have a case of discrimination?”
  7. QA 5: Laid Off for a “Phony” Reason; Might it Be Discrimination?
  8. QA 6: “Pregnancy: Rights under Disability, FMLA and Discrimination laws.”

iii. Harassment

  1. NL 1: Quid Pro Quo – Key Words & Phrases
  2. NL 2: “#MeToo is Now #YouToo, Too” – Dignity for one requires dignity for all
  3. QA 1: “Harassed; On Final Warning; Getting Sick – Is it time to give up and find a new job?”
  4. QA 2: “How can I get more time to file a discrimination lawsuit?”
  5. QA 3: “I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”
  6. QA 4: “Is threatening to file a sexual harassment complaint equal to extortion?”
  7. QA 5: “Harassed and Going Crazy – What Can I Do?”
  8. QA 6: Quid Pro Quo – Key Words & Phrases

iv. Filing a Claim

  1. NL 1: “How can I get an extension to file a lawsuit on my own?”
  2. NL 2: Do You Know . . . that Stalking, including STALKING AT WORK, is now a CRIME in most States?
  3. NL 3: Filing a Complaint or Grievance at Work? Remember that “Specificity Yields Credibility”
  4. NL 4: Your Complaint Labeled “Baseless”? Consider an “Investigation Push Back Letter”
  5. NL 5: “Interview After Employee Files a Complaint – 26 Pointers for Attending the Meeting”
  6. QA 1: “How can I get an extension to file a lawsuit on my own?”
  7. QA 2: “How to File a Federal Lawsuit without an Attorney”
  8. QA 3: “I fear the consequences of filing a complaint; any suggestions?”
  9. QA 4: “Should I file a complaint with HR, or just resign?”
  10. QA 5: “After I have signed a severance agreement, without help from an attorney, can I still file a discrimination complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?”
  11. QA 6: “I’ve filed a Human Rights Commission complaint of discrimination. Is there anything else I can do now?”
  12. QA 7: “If, after I filed an EEOC claim, my boss is menacing me and even touching me in a disturbing way, what should I do?”

v. General

  1. NL 1: “If the EEOC is investigating a discrimination claim, can the employer question the employee at the same time?”
  2. NL 2: “Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know
  3. NL 3: #MeTooEnabler – Might You Know One?
  4. NL 4: 21 Ways to Avoid Being Accused of Sexual Harassment
  5. QA 1: “After a Complaint, the Employer’s Legal Duties to Separate and Protect.”
  6. QA 2: “Can’t take further abuse, and can’t complain or leave. Any ideas?”
  7. QA 3: “Directed by my employer to discriminate; what can I do?”
  8. QA 4: “Stress from work is killing me. Please help!!”
  9. QA 5: “What if my former employer ignores my filed discrimination complaints?”
  10. QA 6: “Can my boss legally replace me with his girlfriend?”
  11. QA 7: Human Resources . . . Employee Relations . . . What’s the Difference?
  12. QA 8: “During an EEOC investigation, can my employer interrogate me?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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