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Marital Status Discrimination in the Workplace

Marital status discrimination should be a thing of the past; however, this subtle form of workplace discrimination continues to manifest in several ways. If you're facing unfair treatment based on your marital status, legal protections are in place. This blog delves into how to identify and fight back against marital status...

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Workplace Dress Codes and Gender Discrimination: Balancing Professionalism and Equality

Workplace dress codes are policies set by employers to guide employees on acceptable workplace attire. These codes vary significantly across different industries, reflecting the nature of each work environment. In corporate settings, dress codes may lean towards formal business attire, while creative industries might allow for more casual or expressive clothing choices.

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National Origin Discrimination

Despite New York City’s diversity, national origin discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon. Some businesses treat employees and job applicants unfavorably because of their national origin, ethnicity, accent, ancestry, or perceived ethnic background. If you suspect an employer has treated you unfairly for being from a particular country or region,...

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Sexism in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Sexism, by definition, is prejudice or discrimination based on one's gender. In the workplace, this bias manifests in various ways, undermining professional growth, damaging mental well-being, and perpetuating harmful stereotypes. As employees and allies, understanding the roots, types, effects, and legal protections against sexism is vital. Equally important is knowing the steps...

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Age Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Age discrimination is a persistent problem in workplaces in New York and around the country. Fighting back against unfair treatment based on your age is challenging because employers have the upper hand in making decisions about hiring and promotions. Let’s look at age discrimination in hiring and promotion and what to...

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Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Fairness and equal opportunities are essential for fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. However, unconscious bias can thwart this goal, creating discriminatory hiring and promotion practices. This blog discusses how to identify unconscious bias in the workplace, strategies employers can use to mitigate its effects, and remedies for job applicants and...

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