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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Why pregnancy discrimination can have tragic results

Companies across the country continue to discriminate against pregnant employees even though it's illegal. This discrimination often takes the form of being denied raises and promotions. Some employers find reasons to fire pregnant employees before they begin their maternity leaves.

What steps should you take if you're being harassed at work?

No one should have to endure harassment at work — whether it's sexual harassment or being harassed because of who you are or what you believe. Often, people put up with it because they don't want to risk losing their jobs. They may fear that by reporting it, they'll only worsen the situation.

State official joins fight over transgender discrimination case

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined elected officials in 15 other states to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling in an employment discrimination case. The elected officials -- all Republican -- include three governors and 12 state attorneys general (AGs). They signed the amicus curiae brief filed last month by one of those AGs.

Gathering evidence in a sexual harassment case

If you're facing sexual harassment at work, it's likely impacting your mental and maybe even your physical health, as well as your ability to do your job. Your human resources department should help you. However, not all human resources professionals have employees' best interests at heart. Other times, they try to do the right thing, but the perpetrators may be too high up in the organization to discipline.

CSX to pay $3.2 million over strength tests for applicants

One of the arguments often used by employers for not hiring women for certain jobs is that they're not strong enough to do the tasks required. A lawsuit filed against CSX Transportation here in West Virginia claimed that the tests it required job applicants to pass discriminated against women. One, -- the "IPCS Biodex" test -- is used to test endurance as well as arm muscle strength.

Report racism in the workplace when you see it

Racism is a hot-button topic these days, thanks to a lot of media exposure of racially-charged incidents across the country. There's an ugly undercurrent of racism happening in a lot of businesses — and both customers and employees can be damaged as a result.

Federal laws were established to protect pregnant women's rights

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws apply in all workplaces in which 15 or more individuals are on staff. Pregnant women are one of the many different groups of people that are protected from discrimination or harassment in the workplace by the EEOC.

A Huntington woman is allegedly fired because of her sexuality

A former employee of the Huntington-based Special Metals Corp. has sued the company for wrongful termination. She alleges that she was let go from her laborer and crane operator role on June 9, 2016, moments after showing up to begin her third shift job at the company.

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