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Federal law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, citizenship, religion, disability, age (for workers who are 40 years old and above), or pregnancy. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees who pursue their rights by filing claims or complaints related to discrimination or by taking advantage of benefits available under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act aims to protect workers from sexual harassment at work. It prohibits unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that turns the workplace into a hostile or offensive environment—whether that conduct comes from a supervisor, a co–worker, or even non–employees.
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS & APPEALS
DENIAL OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
With the tough economy and so many people losing their jobs, employers are making it harder and harder for employees to collect unemployment benefits. If you are denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to appeal (i.e. ask the department of labor to reconsider the denial). The important thing to remember about appealing is that there are strict deadlines that must be followed in order for you to appeal.
WAGE & HOUR VIOLATIONS
It is not uncommon for an employer to misclassify an employee as being exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when, in fact, the employee is non-exempt. Non-exempt employees are entitled to receive overtime and to be paid at least the minimum wage. Employers have an incentive for misclassifying their employees because it saves the company money. Non-exempt employees are entitled to receive time-and-a-half for every hour worked over forty hours. The majority of workers are entitled to receive overtime pay.