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AM I A WHISTLEBLOWER? AM I PROTECTED?

AM I A WHISTLEBLOWER? AM I PROTECTED? Generally a whistleblower is defined as a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. There are statutes created to protect these whistleblowers. However, each statute has its own criteria that must be met to be considered a protected whistleblower under that statute. Therefore, one must look each statute or law to determine if they are considered a whistleblower under that particular statute and thereby [...]

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE We frequently hear the phrase “age is just a number” but oftentimes in the workplace that is not the case. Recently in the news there have been several stories about age discrimination in the workplace. Joel Boone, a Mississippi high school boys basketball coach in his mid-70’s, became a victim of age discrimination as he was relieved of his duties in early September and replaced with “someone younger” to rebuild the program. Although it is not a topic regularly discussed in the media, age discrimination [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: discrimination, employment law|

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION: THE BREAKDOWN

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATIONThe BreakdownWhat does discrimination in the workplace look like? Every situation is different and is dependent on the type of discrimination. Please review the most common types of workplace discrimination below to become more familiar.Disability Discrimination: This form of discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee with a disability unfavorably. Harassment can be identified through the use of offensive remarks, isolated incidents, being fired or demoted due to their disability, or inappropriate comments or teasing.Age Discrimination: This form of discrimination occurs when an individual treats an applicant [...]

October 1st, 2018|Categories: discrimination, employment law, sexual harassment|