What are Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination at Work?

Expecting mothers must do a lot of preparation, but nothing can prepare them for pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.  This type of discrimination occurs when a worker is adversely affected based solely on the condition of their pregnancy, intention to be pregnant, or any health issues before or after their pregnancy.  Congress added a Pregnancy Discrimination Act to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, giving pregnant people protection from discriminatory acts, and pregnant employees should be treated the same as[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Afraid to Tell My Boss I am Pregnant?

A recent study shows that nearly a quarter of working women would feel nervous to tell their boss they are pregnant. The same research shows that almost 80 percent of female workers with children believe they must do more to climb the corporate ladder. These statistics are sobering, considering there are federal and state laws against gender discrimination in the workplace. Pregnant workers also are protected under the law. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 is a federal law[…] Read More

Are Asian Americans Experiencing More Workplace Discrimination Amid the Pandemic?

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created endless physical, mental, and social woes around the world, and by its very nature, it has separated human beings from one another. When so much goes wrong, people often look for a scapegoat, or an entity to blame. Unfortunately, Asian Americans are experiencing this, regardless of what country their family originated from on that massive continent of 48 nations, owing to the COVID-19 virus that originated out of Wuhan, China. This flawed view[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Encountering Workplace Retaliation?

In the United States, there are certain rights individuals have secured via the Constitution. These include the right to exercise free speech at a protest rally; practice a particular religion; and love a certain person, regardless of  gender, sexual identity, or the color of their skin. But there are many workplace injustices that are harder to identify than the obvious ones of racism and religious bigotry. Since almost every American needs their job just to pay the bills and eat,[…] Read More

What is Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination and harassment are unfortunately common. However, that does not mean that it is acceptable. Harassment has a significant and lasting impact on victims and can negatively affect the work environment. Harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct due to one’s race, skin color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, genetic information, or disability. Workplace conduct may be upsetting or offensive but does not always fall under harassment laws. These workplace behaviors become unlawful in situations in which enduring the[…] Read More