The workplace shouldn't be a place where workers have to deal with more stress than what is actually required for the job. Sadly, some employees are having to deal with hostile workplaces. This can make it hard for people to go to work each day.
Employees who work with the public often face irate customers. The issue isn't that customers don't have a right to be upset when things go wrong, it is that employees can't be subjected to discriminatory or harassing behavior while they are on the clock.
Your rights as an employee go beyond getting a paycheck every two weeks. In fact, your Houston employer might have many obligations to you that you are unaware of. For example, if you work for an accounting firm, your employer cannot force you to work off the clock in order to keep the firm's effective billing rate as high as possible even if other employees agree to perform non-paid work.
When some individuals think about workplace discrimination claims, they might mistakenly think that the complainant is just being sensitive. This misconception has been causing problems for a long time, especially when the discrimination is subtle.
No one wants to be in a workplace where he or she feels threatened, harassed or discriminated against. It's equally as frustrating to be terminated based on your gender, sexual preferences, disability or other reasons.
The workforce in America is diverse. Keeping it that way and providing opportunities to the citizens and immigrants here is one thing that keeps this country moving forward. Sadly, some employers decide that discrimination is perfectly acceptable.
Many different forms of discrimination can occur in the workplace. One that isn't often discussed is religious discrimination. This type of discrimination isn't always easy to spot, so employees must pay close attention to what is being said and done in the workplace.
As the majority of the population is getting older, age discrimination is becoming much more prevalent in the workplace. You may have recently seen management force one of your colleagues into retirement, or maybe you heard a story about another friend in the Houston area that did not get a job because he was not a good fit with the culture of the company. Unfortunately, there are several ways that employers can hide age discrimination in the workplace.
Employees shouldn't have to deal with any form of discrimination. You should be able to work, and to find a job, without having to worry that you will be a target simply because of a protected status.
Imagine that you filed a safety complaint about an incident at work. A few days later you started to experience hostility from your supervisor. A few days after that, your boss called you into the office and handed you a pink slip. Your employer had just fired you from the job you had worked for the last 10 years. Since Texas is a work-at-will state, your boss could have let you go for any number of reasons. However, if you lost your job due to filing the safety complaint, you might be able to take legal action.