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December 2018 Archives

Both age and gender discrimination are issues in service jobs

The service industry is one of the biggest sectors of the United States economy. In fact, many people find that working in a service position is the best way to make a livable income. However, service industry jobs, especially tipped positions where a customer provides a gratuity, are often subject to discrimination by employers.

Racial discrimination in the workplace is surprisingly common

All workers in the state of Missouri are protected by discrimination laws. This means that they can take legal action if they have been illegally discriminated against in the workplace. Discrimination can take different forms, and the law seeks to protect workers from all occurrences of unfair treatment.

Documenting discrimination in the workplace

Many people experience discrimination in the workplace every day. Often, these victims do not have the tools to stand up to mistreatment. While the public focus on workplace discrimination and harassment in recent years has shed light on this issue, there is still a great deal of work to do before workers can depend on fair, equitable treatment in the workplace.

Do teachers have a responsibility to address abuse?

When you send your child to school, you are putting them into the care of their teachers. Therefore, you must have faith in the teachers' abilities to care for your child and keep them safe. If your child is being bullied by other students or treated abusively by other teachers, this needs to be taken very seriously.