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December 2016 Archives

Reviewing examples of employment discrimination

In the workplace, employees may face a number of challenges, from on-the-job injuries to having their hours cut. However, taking care of daily responsibilities at work is often especially challenging for those who experience discrimination. For employees as well as employers, it is essential to understand the differrent ways that discrimination occurs in the workplace and take every step to prevent this unfair treatment.

At what age does age discrimination begin?

Whether an employer refuses to hire an applicant because of his or her gender or terminates an employee's position because of their religious beliefs, discrimination takes a variety of forms in the workplace. However, age discrimination can be especially upsetting for employees and job applicants who find themselves in difficult positions solely because of their age. In Washington D.C., and across the country, this form of discrimination has turned many lives upside down. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your age, it is crucial to understand how the law protects workers.

Have you been discriminated against because of your origin?

You only have to look at social media and news stories to see that people from some parts of the world are often viewed in a negative light. Perhaps you, yourself, feel that your employer or supervisor in Washington, D.C., treats you differently because of where you were born. If so, you may be a victim of origin discrimination.

Whistleblowers at the FBI receive protection under new bill

Coming forward and revealing that their employer is breaking the law is not something that is easy for people to do. One of their fears is that they will be fired, demoted or suffer some other kind of retaliation. Thankfully, there are federal laws in place to protect whistleblowers from the actions of the companies they work for.

NBIB director's focus in 2017 will be timeliness of security clearance investigations

In September, we wrote about changes coming to the federal security clearance system, namely the new National Background Investigations Bureau, which replaces Federal Investigative Services, and how for many federal employees and contractors, getting (and keeping) the proper security clearance is necessary to doing their jobs.

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