Tag Archives: EEOC

Consumers Face Discrimination Too

Airbnb is an online rental service that enables people to list, find, and rent vacation homes. Recently, this online room-sharing company has faced claims of race discrimination. Several Airbnb users have shared stories on social media about discrimination when attempting to book a room. Harvard University researchers found it was more difficult for guests with… Read More »

Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

Getting fired is stressful and emotionally traumatic. But the question may remain ‘was the termination wrongful?’ and ‘what is a hostile work environment?’ Workers may choose to seek legal advice by contacting an attorney or law firm to better understand the difference between being illegally laid off and unfairly fired. While employers, as well as… Read More »

Safe Spaces Controversy

The incidents involving racism and discrimination and racial prejudice at the University of Missouri have prompted national discussions about ‘safe spaces’ at colleges. Professors have expressed concern that their lectures and course content may be too triggering to be taught freely, whereas others emphasize the importance of being aware of different points of view. The… Read More »

Discrimination Affects the Next Generation Too

While adults in the workforce may or may not know their rights when experiencing harassment or discrimination, the next generation needs that information too. Racial inequality and gender discrimination are serious issues that, unfortunately, the next generation will be faced with as well. Some films, such as Zootopia, a Disney Animation currently out in theaters,… Read More »

Stress and Discrimination Connection

According to a poll done for the American Psychological Association, the majority of American adults have experienced discrimination, with most saying the discrimination is experienced frequently in the workplace, from police, or other situations. The article below details particular occurrences or behaviors that can trigger higher stress levels; an example provided was Hispanic adults who… Read More »

The Workforce is Changing

While America’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, with more women and more minority representing a larger share of the workforce, not all industries or professions are diversifying proportionally. Unfortunately, these groups are still facing difficulties in corporate leadership, medicine, and law. Pay disparities, partly due to wage discrimination, persist. The article below details the author’s… Read More »

More Diversity Training

The St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called attention to and criticized the handling of complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination from a Muslim student. A charge of discrimination was filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC discrimination claim alleges the… Read More »

What Is Race Discrimination?

Even though federal and most states’ laws prohibit workplace race discrimination, it is a serious problem workers continue to face. Currently, racial discrimination is the most common type of discrimination employees report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An employer commits race discrimination when job decisions are based on race or creates policies that seem… Read More »