The exception to the at-will doctrine of employment is wrongful termination because of an individuals protected class or for retaliation.
Workplace retaliation can be for any protected class when an employee makes a good faith complaint about discrimination and suffers because of that complaint.
One of the most common forms of workplace discrimination is in sexual harassment, or a hostile work environment based on an individual's sex.
Racisim still exists and unfortunately the workplace is where it mostly occurs.
Disability discrimination is at the forefront of workplace discrimination as an ever-changing landscape as disability awareness grows.
The queer community is attacked in the workplace for being different. We litigate cases for hostile work environments because of gender identity.
When employers do not allow employees time off to observe religious holidays or accommodations for special arrangements at work from praying to dietary traditions, to vaccinations.
FMLA discrimination arises when an eligible employee requests leave and the employer reacts by taking an adverse action against the employee, such as a termination, or hostile treatment after and because the employee requested leave. This often happens when a pregnant mother or father requests paternity leave, or when an employee takes leave to care for a serious medical condition.
Age discrimination is when an employer treats employees over 40-years-old less favorably than younger employees. Age discrimination often arises from comments from supervisors that suggest prejudice against older individuals. During layoffs, an employer cannot only layoff employees 40 years old.
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