No one should feel denied the right to work based on superficial factors such as race and skin color. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from doing just that. Sounds good, right? Well, this may be one of the most misunderstood parts of Title VII.
You may prefer not to talk about your home life while you're at work, especially if that life includes caring for an elderly parent or a disabled child. What you may not know is that there are likely others in your workplace who are going through the same thing, holding down a job while providing essential care to a loved one. Some surveys report that over 20 percent of workers over the age of 45 are also caregivers.
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but many women find that, unfortunately, their current condition can lead to certain types of problems at work. While there are both federal and Oregon state laws in place to prevent discrimination, it still happens. If you believe that you are experiencing negative treatment at work because you are pregnant, you do not have to simply accept it.
You went to work every day, got there on time and diligently performed your job duties. Your performance evaluations were never below average, and your supervisors never seemed to complain about your performance. So, why did your employer terminate you?
Anyone can feel uncomfortable due to the actions of another person. While much of the time you may have the ability to avoid the undesirable person, or their actions do not hold such hostility that you feel the need to report them, you could find yourself in a predicament in which an individual at your place of employment subjects you to treatment that could fall into the category of harassment.
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many Oregon families, and if you are expecting, this is a joyous time in your life as you prepare for your family to grow. However, your employer may not view your current condition in the same light, and your work environment may become much more difficult for you over the next several months.