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May 2017 Archives

Workplace discrimination common for female doctors with children

Being a working mom is very common in our society. However, instead of being celebrated for being strong and accomplished in multiple areas, many of these women experience workplace discrimination, particularly in the field of medicine. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that close to 80 percent of women doctors who are mothers have experienced workplace discrimination.

What waitresses really deal with on a daily basis

You may not think about it when you are in a restaurant, but the life of a waitress can be both grueling and frustrating. After all, dealing with hungry people is not always easy. They can be selfish, temperamental and downright mean. Even the comedy “Two Broke Girls” puts the difficult situations waitresses must deal with in a comedic light. So most people are oblivious to what waitresses must deal with on a regular basis, especially widespread sexual harassment.

Sean "Diddy" Combs sued for sexual harassment by former employee

Sexual harassment can occur in many different forms in any workplace environment. Many sexual harassment claims involve rich, successful people taking advantage of those who work for them. Because of their position of power, the person being harassed may feel obligated to put up with unwanted sexual advances just to keep their jobs. Some victims of sexual harassment in Rhode Island speak out in hopes of remedying the situation, but instead just end up with a pink slip.

What constitutes as sexual harassment at work?

Every day, Rhode Island residents go to work to better their lives and earn money to support their families. Unfortunately, many workers get more than they bargained for in the form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment at work can constitute a number of behaviors, all of which make the victim feel violated and uncomfortable. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination in the workplace.

Have you suffered any of these 4 forms of discrimination?

Race discrimination can have a variety of impacts. You may feel angered by mistreatment you suffered due to your race, or you may have even begun to think you deserved the negative actions toward you. You should never think that anyone deserves to withstand harsh and unfair treatment simply because of race. Therefore, if individuals have treated you unjustly, especially in an employment capacity, you may wish to explore your options for addressing the wrongdoing.

Rhode Island company faces allegations of discrimination

Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination at work based on a number of factors, including race, sex and religion. Despite this, many employees find themselves being subjected to workplace discrimination. Alex & Ani, a popular jewelry company based in Rhode Island, is being sued by a former retail operation director for sex and religious discrimination.