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Stalking in a workplace context needs to be addressed

Stalking is most commonly associated with cases of domestic violence. That is to say that many people think that stalking only takes place outside of workplace environments, and that it occurs as a result of a romantic relationship. While stalking is a common issue in domestic violence cases, it is also a problem in the workplace.

Stalking in the context of the workplace is a form of workplace harassment. Workplace harassment is any act of inappropriate behavior that is unwanted and that creates a hostile environment. Stalking is among the most threatening of harassing behaviors. When workers are stalked by a coworker, customer, vendor or another party associated with their job, they have a right to raise the issue and to have their concerns taken seriously.

Is your child being bullied by a teacher?

Children go through many stages in early development and this requires them to form social relationships and learn many different skills at an incredible pace. This stage of development can lead to an environment where children bully other children or where they fall victim to being bullied themselves.

It is the job of parents, guardians and other authority figures to observe the way children interact so that they can be shown how to treat others and be steered in the right direction. Teachers, in particular, have a duty to be objective in the treatment of their pupils and to act with the best interests of all students in mind.

The risks for treatment of a hernia in Missouri

Hernias are common medical problems where organs or tissues are pushed through weak spots in muscles. While sometimes treatment for such instances are unnecessary, other times, hernias can cause pain and medical consequences. It is possible for patients with hernias to undergo surgery and get treatment for their hernia.

Hernias can occur in almost any part of the body, and treatment options can vary depending on the location. Hernias commonly occur in the inner groin or general groin area, at the belly button or within the abdomen.

Facts about age discrimination you may not know

Age discrimination is becoming more of an issue in the workplace as workers are reaching the age of retirement but remaining in the workforce. While the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) made it against the law for employers to discriminate against workers that are age 40 and older, many workers are not clear on the exact rules and their rights.

As a worker, it is vital that you understand your rights if it seems like you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Here are some facts about age discrimination that you should know.

Were you unlawfully fired after becoming pregnant?

When you find out that you are pregnant, it can be a very exciting and joyful time for you and your partner. Your excitement should not be dimmed with worries about how your employer will react. With few exceptions, Missouri employers with 15 or more workers cannot legally penalize, directly or indirectly, a worker because she became pregnant. There are situations where a worker's responsibilities may change, but the change cannot be a punishment in disguise.

If you were fired in the state of Missouri after announcing your pregnancy to your employer, you may be able to make a legal claim against them. The law can be complex in this area, especially because it can be difficult to establish the true motives behind your firing. It is important to conduct thorough research into your particular situation so that you can understand and assert your rights.

How to deal with discrimination as a server

We all have the right to feel safe and respected in the workplace. As a server, you are in the workplace to perform certain duties. At the same time, you have a right to be treated in a respectful manner, both by the people you are serving, and by your coworkers and managers.

When you have a reason to believe that a coworker or a manager is discriminating against you in one way or another, it will probably make you feel uncomfortable and upset. Whether this behavior happens only once or repeatedly, it is important to understand your rights as a worker so you can take appropriate action to protect yourself.

The antidote to workplace bullying in Missouri

When we think of the act of bullying, it is often something that we associate with children and schooling. While many grow out of bullying behavior as young children, there are some who continue to abuse the people around them in life and in the workplace. Bullying can be a problem at any age.

While bullying does not always involve a crime, it can often involve conduct prohibited under civil or employment law.

Protecting your child from racial discrimination at school

The education system should be a safe haven for your child, allowing him or her to learn and socialize. While all children have the legal right to be treated equally in the educational system, unfortunately, children sometimes become victims of discrimination. As a parent whose child has suffered from racial discrimination at school, you have the right to take action.

It is important that you take the time to understand how the law works in the state of Missouri when it comes to discrimination in the education system. The key points of racial discrimination are centered on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act provides protection from many types of discrimination, including racial discrimination, discrimination in regard to national origin, and discrimination based on religion.

Taking action after your child is bullied at summer camp

When you send your child to summer camp, you expect that they will be kept safe and be properly supported by members of staff at the camp. Their job should be to protect your child and look out for any signs of bullying or abuse, stopping it in its tracks.

However, when your child returns from camp and confides in you about the ordeal of bullying that they went through, it is likely that you will feel outraged. It is hard to understand how such abuse toward a child is allowed to happen. Bullying is harmful, especially within an intense social setting such as a summer camp. You may want to look into the possibilities of taking action against staff at the summer camp if you believe that they were negligent in allowing the bullying to happen. You may also have reason to believe that summer camp staff encouraged or took part in the bullying.

Diabetes medication can cause injuries

When you take medication, you do so because you believe that it will help you to live a healthier and more comfortable life. As a person living with diabetes, you are probably used to taking medication. You rely on it in order to get through your day. It is also likely that you trust your medical provider when it comes to him or her prescribing you safe medications.

Unfortunately, three years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started to hear about several instances of diabetes sufferers developing ketoacidosis as a result of being treated with SGLT2 inhibitors. This caused the FDA to issue a warning about the potential dangers of these medications. If you have suffered ill health and you believe that your diabetes medications may be to blame, it is important that you take the time to learn more about the medication and how the law works in regard to making a claim.