Elizabeth's blog

    What Is the CROWN Act?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 16:16

    Racial discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. One such form is hair discrimination.

    Individuals of certain races may naturally have hairstyles that conflict with what some employers consider “professional.” If an employer objects to an employee’s natural hair, however, they may be committing a form of racial discrimination under the guise of promoting general workplace policies.

    Where Do I Report Wrongful Termination in New York?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 15:47

    Were you recently fired in New York State? Do you believe the reason your employer fired you is illegal?

    If so, you might have a valid wrongful termination case. By taking legal action against your employer, you could seek financial compensation and/or reinstatement to your job. Keep reading to learn more about the process.

    Women’s Equality Day

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 08:36

    Women’s Equality Day is an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes significant achievements that past leaders have made in the area of women’s rights. Now, Women’s Equality Day may also serve as an occasion to focus on ways in which workplace gender discrimination still occurs, and what employees and employers can do about the issue.

    What is the Difference Between Direct and Indirect Discrimination?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 08/02/2023 - 13:42

    Both direct discrimination and indirect discrimination are illegal at work, whether it is job applicants or current employees experiencing the discrimination. If you experienced either, then you may have a discrimination claim. This is because it is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on certain characteristics that the employee may possess, such as the person’s color, race, gender, age, disability status, dress, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and pregnancy status.

    Evidence Needed to Prove Discrimination at Work (with pictures)

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Tue, 07/18/2023 - 12:06

    Workplace discrimination occurs when an employer mistreats an employee or job candidate in various ways due to said employee or candidate belonging to a protected class. For example, discrimination may involve an employer denying a worthy employee a promotion due to their race. Or it can involve firing an employee because of their religion. 

    What Is Employment Law?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 07/12/2023 - 08:42

    Employment law refers to the legal relationship which has been established between employers and employees. It covers several features of the employer/ employee relationship. This includes different types of discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage theft and retaliation from the employer when an employee has complained about illegal practice in the workplace.

    Legalities In Employment Law 

    Some common legal issues in employment law include the following.

    What is the Illinois Human Rights Act?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 11:01

    There are both Federal and state laws that protect workers against discrimination by employers. Illinois workers are protected by the Illinois Human Rights Act, also referred to as “the Act”. This Illinois law goes further than some Federal laws to protect workers from discrimination by employers and prevent wrongful termination or forced resignation based on illegal discrimination.

    How To Prove Age Discrimination In Hiring

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 10:05

    Both federal law and many state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against older workers in the hiring process. Unfortunately, not all employers obey these laws.

    Do you believe a potential employer discriminated against you due to your age during hiring? If so, you may be able to seek justice by filing a discrimination claim.

    Know Your Rights 

    Several laws in the United States prohibit age discrimination in hiring, including: