Many employees in Kansas and Missouri have or are currently enduring a form of employee discrimination. Since employment discrimination can occur in a multitude of scenarios and is covered by several categories of discrimination, many employees are not familiar with their employment rights. A common avenue for employees to challenge a potential employment decimation scenario is through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
When an employee is at his or her workplace in Kansas or Missouri, the employee can and often does work closely with colleagues and management. When colleagues and co-workers are required to work together, the working relationship is expected to be courteous and professional. Unfortunately, not all working relationships are positive and may involve employee discrimination against one or more individuals.
When discrimination based on race occurs, it can affect a single individual in a single instance or over time or it can affect an entire class of people under a discriminatory policy. According to one woman who previously worked for Wet Seal, it occurred within the company in both forms. At the heart of both complaints is an email from the vice president stating that there were simply too many African Americans employed at one location.
Many claims of sexual harassment involve an abuse of power between a male supervisor and a female subordinate. While this may be a typical claim, it is certainly not the only behavior that state and federal law protects employees from. Sexual harassment can occur between any combinations of individuals, whether you are discussing the management level or who the victim is and who the perpetrator of the harassment is.
We talk a lot about age discrimination in the workplace, but there are some things every Kansas City should know about this type of discrimination. First, it is important to note that while the specifics of Kansas laws may differ from Missouri laws, but every employer must follow federal laws.
Most news reports about sexual harassment seem to be written about a woman who was harassed. While many instances do involve women, it is important to remember that sexual harassment occurs in both directions, and both genders are protected under the law from the unwanted behavior.
Racial profiling is use of an individual's background, as related to ethnicity, religion or race, as a deciding factor in the individual's character or abilities. Racial profiling is most recognized in criminal proceedings, but is also present in the area of employment. A Missouri company has been charged with racial profiling and charged with employee discrimination.
Working in a restaurant can be a stressful job. Working in a restaurant often means working busy hours and very late shifts. Not only do they have to deal with everything that can go wrong in the back of the house, but ensuring that the "customer is always right" requires some finesse. Restaurant employees have to put up with a lot of things, but sexual harassment should never be one of them.
A Midwest dessert company recently changed their dress code. After the announcement was made, 10 women walked off of the job and another 20 men joined them. The reason they chose to leave was because they said that the new dress code constituted religious discrimination, and they refused to participate in it.
A large produce company -- a Midwest egg farm -- has given up control of the farm due to health issues and accusations of scandal. First there was a salmonella outbreak and then employees allegedly suffered sexual harassment at the hands of management. Employee sexual harassment can occur in many types of situations. Employers are governed under state and federal laws regarding sexual harassment and each provide the employee with particular protections.