Are military veterans treated unfairly by potential employers due to stereotyping?
You know that discrimination is wrong, and discrimination at work is generally illegal -- but are there ever times when it's okay for an employer to insist that an employee speak English fluently or only speak English while on the job?
Despite the fact that it's no longer unusual for a woman to be the major breadwinner in her family -- or even the sole supporter -- there's still a significant gap between what women make on the job and what their male counterparts make. It's about 20 percent -- which translates into billions of dollars in earnings that women across the nation are denied.
If you've reached the age where you think more about your plans for retirement than you do your next career move, you may be looking forward to the stability your age brings to your life at work.
If you use medical marijuana in New Jersey, there's some distressing news you should hear. Despite its legalization under state law, your use of medical marijuana isn't afforded any protections under the state's anti-discrimination laws.
How do you know if you're the victim of racial discrimination at work? An openly racist boss or group of co-workers may make the issue obvious -- but those are rarer than the bosses and co-workers who act in subtler ways.
There's one type of workplace discrimination that only affects half the workforce: pregnancy discrimination.
Discrimination in the workplace is a big issue these days. There's a lot of media attention and companies everywhere are eager to avoid being put in the spotlight. A lot of them are promoting initiatives designed to overcome discrimination in their past -- but some of those efforts may end up creating new types of discrimination in the present.
It's hard to believe that the majority of women out there still make 20 percent less than their male counterparts doing the exact same jobs. The gap in pay occurs regardless of education level or industry. Unfortunately, the wage gap that women suffer is alive and well -- except in New Jersey, thanks to some new legislation.
You can do a lot to pump up your resume and make yourself more attractive to potential employers -- go back to school, take an internship or even engage in hobbies that show your leadership and drive.