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Increasing backlash against Muslim and Middle Eastern employees

After the recent spate of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and abroad, some Muslim and Middle Eastern employees are experiencing backlash in the workplace. Discriminatory and unfair treatment can happen in both the public and private sectors. It's a widespread problem that affects men and women alike.

Amendment regarding sexual orientation discrimination shot down

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are a prominent issue in the United States these days. Whether it is marriage rights or rights in the workplace, some residents of Washington, D.C., may think that these days the issue of sexual orientation discrimination are for the most part a thing of the past. However, this is far from true, as a recent measure regarding LGBT rights and workplace discrimination shows.

Can you be fired for refusing to take your employer's flu shot?

nurse with needle.jpgIf you worked at Mission Hospital in North Carolina, the answer is yes - for now, at least. At least three employees at that hospital were terminated for refusing to take flu shots. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the employees refused based on their religious beliefs.

Is sexual orientation workplace discrimination on the rise?

Workplace discrimination can take many forms. Many people in Washington, D.C., may already be aware that it is illegal to discriminate against workers based on their race, gender, religion or national origin. However, a type of employment discrimination that is receiving more awareness these days is discrimination based on sexual orientation. This is especially serious as more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are open about their sexual orientation.

Workplace discrimination is an ongoing problem across the U.S.

In this day and age, some people may think that workplace discrimination is a thing of the past and all workers are treated equally. Unfortunately, employment discrimination still occurs in Washington D.C. and across the nation.

EEOC sues employers based on sexual orientation discrimination

Washington, D.C., residents may be interested to hear that for the first time ever, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing two private employers on behalf of workers who claim they were discriminated against based on their sexual orientation. In the lawsuits, the commission asks the courts to determine that employers in situations like this are in violation of the civil rights of gay workers if these workers are treated unfairly by their employers based on the workers' sexual orientation.

EEOC releases data on workplace discrimination charges

Washington, D.C., workers face many challenges throughout their workday. Deadlines loom, problems arise and disagreements occur. However, one complicated issue that some Washington, D.C., workers are wrongfully and illegally subjected to is workplace discrimination.

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