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Did you know in some states it is legal to fire someone for being too pretty, and in other states it is illegal to fire someone for being too tall or too short? Whether due to appearance, race, or gender, discrimination happens every day. However, the US government has made it illegal for certain types of discrimination to occur in the work place.
As a starting point for people who have experienced employment discrimination, the LegalMatch Law Library has compiled a list of the Top 10 Articles on Employment Discrimination Law.
The federal government and most states have laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. Many people are discriminated at work and never realize it. This is why it is important to understand what employment discrimination is in order to prevent it from happening.
In order to prove employment discrimination there are several requirements. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, it is important to know what you need to prove in order to have a better chance of winning your case.
Depending on what state you live in, federal anti-discrimination laws might offer more or less protection than state anti-discrimination laws. If you believe you have been discriminated against it is important to research whether state or federal law provides more protection against discrimination.
If you have been fired for an unfair reason, you might be able to sue for unfair termination. However, before filing your case, it is best to research how the courts determine what is and isn’t fair.
If you have been fired because you complained about an unsafe work environment, you might be able to file an OSHA complaint. This may result in an investigation, which may lead to penalties for your former employer.
Wrongful termination is when you have been fired for an unjust or illegal reason, such as discrimination. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated you might be able to be compensated if you file a wrongful termination suit.
Both federal and state laws usually prohibit employers from forcing people to retire or not hiring someone due to his or her age. However, though unfortunate age discrimination does happen and that is why it is best to know what age discrimination is in order to prevent it from happening to you.
While the government put affirmative action in place in order to help minorities who have been historically disadvantage, it had the unintended effect of leading to the discrimination of classes that have historically been privileged, AKA reverse discrimination.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discriminating against someone because of his or her disability. If you have a disability the ADA requires that your employer make accommodations for you.
Diabetes is generally considered a disability under the ADA. As such, if you have been discriminated by your employer because you have diabetes, your employer might be guilty of violating the ADA.