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Posts tagged "Discrimination"

The Glass Ceiling is Lower than Ever

This week, a group of former associates of the Jones Day law firm filed a class-action complaint against the firm alleging that female associates are discriminated against based on gender, pregnancy, and maternity.  The Complaint (Complaint versus Jones Day.pdf) that was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, alleges that the law firm hires approximately the same number of male and female associates, but that women associates make less money and are outnumbered when it comes to making partner. According to the lawsuit, if a woman gets pregnant, the consequences are worse - she usually gets fired.

Gender Discrimination a Problem in Many Workplaces

According to a survey done by Ranstad US, issues related to gender equality at work can be dealt with by men acting as advocates for it. Furthermore, respondents often cited mentoring programs geared toward women as a way to help achieve gender equality at work. However, workers in Florida and throughout the country may not necessarily know what they can do on their own to create a better environment for their colleagues.

Legislation Could help Florida Workers

Although the American workforce is aging, older workers are at a higher risk of being subject to age discrimination. A bipartisan piece of legislation called the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, or POWADA, would seek to reverse a 2009 Supreme Court decision. That ruling made it more difficult for workers to show that age played a role in a demotion or termination. If POWADA passes, workers would not need to show that age was the sole reason for an employment decision.

Employees who feel that they are being Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment Must Take Advantage of the EEO Procedures Implemented by Employer

By: Santiago J. Padilla, Esq.