In today's political and social climate, it is increasingly more common to hear of people facing difficulties and harassment because of religious views. Unfortunately, this occasionally carries over into the workplace, where employees may find that they are targets of verbal abuse, inappropriate jokes and other offensive behavior simply because of their faith.
One of the most humiliating experiences an employee can have is to be mistreated based on the color of his or her skin. Race discrimination can affect a worker's psychologically by destroying his or her self-esteem. It can also prevent the individual from being able to advance at his or her company. Those in Texas who has faced this type of discrimination have the right to explore their legal options.
If you're dealing with an employment law dispute of any kind, whether on the state or federal level, it is important to choose your lawyer carefully. You need someone who knows employment law from both sides -- the employee and the employer. An attorney with this double-knowledge can give you the advantage you need to prevail.
When you're applying for a job, you want to know that you'll be reviewed for your abilities, not on your age, gender or other irrelevant feature. When you are judged based on your age, for instance, then this can be a type of discrimination that you could seek compensation for.
If you work for the UPS or USPS as a delivery driver or worker in Texas, then you're expected to handle large amounts of mail and heavy items each day. This is just part of your job, and most of the time, there shouldn't be any problem. However, imagine if you or your sister, wife or other female in your life was pregnant and not being allowed to have an adjusted workload. That could put her and her child at risk, and it may be discriminatory.
If you were working and had to worry about losing your job due to discrimination based on your sexual preferences, would you think it was wrong? Most people would agree that any kind of discrimination has no place in the workplace, which brings up the topic of Texas's laws on gender. According to the article, in Texas, it's not illegal to be fired for your sexual orientation, making it possible to be discriminated against as someone who identifies as homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or even for being heterosexual.
A workplace is no place for discrimination. As an employee, you have the right to feel comfortable and protected at work. In a recent case, the ongoing plight of transgender individuals has come to light again.
Several federal laws prohibit your employer from harassing you or discriminating against you in Texas as well as anywhere else in the United States. The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws have been put into place to make sure everyone has the same chance of being hired to a job and working in a safe environment regardless of race, gender, sex, national origin, color or disability.
As an employee, it's important that you're treated fairly. As a person with a disability, you need to make sure that you are treated no differently than anyone else you work with, and if you are, you need to know how to rectify the situation. A news report from Dec. 24 has discussed how employers in Texas may not always be fair to their disabled employees; in fact, Texas employers have seen a significant number of payouts to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the last five years.
Age discrimination isn't often spoken about in Texas, but it can be as volatile as any other kind of discrimination in the workforce. Federal and state laws restrict employers from being able to discriminate against job applicants and employees due to their ages.