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March 2017 Archives

Addressing disability discrimination in the workplace

In the modern era, it is a sad fact that discrimination continues to affect employees from all sorts of backgrounds. If you experience discrimination, your career and your entire life may be affected in many ways. At Alan Lescht and Associates, our firm knows how upsetting discrimination can be and we also understand the financial toll of unfair treatment. In addition to religious discrimination, gender-based discrimination and racial discrimination, employees are also discriminated against because of their disabilities. In Washington, D.C., and in cities across America, it is pivotal for those who suspect unlawful disability discrimination in the workplace to take action.

RIFs in the Trump Era: Appeals and Grievances of RIF Decisions

Welcome back to our series on RIFs in the Trump era. If you missed Part One of the series explaining what RIFs are, click here to read. Today we will focus on appeals and grievances of RIF decisions. Don't forget to come back on Friday, where we will focus on reemployment rights after a RIF.

RIFs in the Trump Era: What is a RIF?

We're sure you've heard by now that President Trump is proposing massive layoffs to the federal government. But how can he do this, and what rules does he need to follow? Tune in for our three-part series on RIFs. Today we will discuss what a RIF is. On Wednesday, we will focus on appeals and grievances of RIF decisions. And finally, on Friday, we will discuss reemployment rights after a RIF.

What age discrimination means for older women in the workplace

Discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon and can stem from many factors including differences in race, religious preference, political affiliation, gender and age. In Washington, D.C., older people who desire to continue their employment or go back to work are often faced with judgments from their younger counterparts who may discredit qualifications based on age.

Can employers turn down applicants over workers' comp costs?

When someone suffers an injury on the job, or already has a disability, their life may be difficult for many reasons. If you are in this position, you may have financial troubles, physical pain and other problems. However, if you are applying for a job, it is vital for you to know your rights and address any instances of disability discrimination that you encounter in Washington, D.C.

Discrimination over age rampant in the workplace

For those who experience age discrimination, daily life can be tough. Whether someone loses their job and suffers financial setbacks, such as being unable to pay their bills or buy food, or someone is unable to secure a position they are qualified for because of their age, all forms of unlawful age discrimination are unacceptable. In Washington, D.C., and across the U.S., those subjected to age discrimination may also have strong emotions, such as frustration, sadness and serious anxiety.

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