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Employee Discrimination Laws

For the general person, a lot of the legal questions that arise typically pertain to employee discrimination. They can range from employee discrimination articles, employee discrimination in the workplace, and the employee discrimination act. When faced with questions like these people may turn to Experts for insights and solutions for their problems. Listed below are five of the top employee discrimination questions that have been answered by the Experts.

What is Employment Discrimination?

When companies or the owner of a company unlawfully singles out one worker, rather than all the workers this is a form of employment discrimination. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces this at the Federal level from the anti-discrimination laws and rules that involve employment.

If a female employee asks for time off from work but is not granted permission or a valid reason why, but the male employees get their time off granted, is this a form of employee discrimination?

In this case it seems like the individual’s are being mistreated wrongly because of their gender and could be a case based on employee gender discrimination. The individual’s can get in touch with the EEOC and file a claim of discrimination. The EEOC might file the party a file suit after they examine the situation.

Can someone be fired in the State of Pennsylvania for off duty smoking?

In the State of Pennsylvania they are an employment-at-will state. They permit to hiring and firing on all basis that an employer care to apply, other than assured explicitly defined criteria for instance verdicts built on gender, disability, and race. It is acceptable if a company wants to discriminate against smokers, and off-duty smokers. The company can test all workers for any company banned substance at the company’s will. However, the employees are not required to take the test, but if they refuse to take the test that’s also basis for being fired.

Is there a statute of limitation of employee discrimination case in the state of Illinois?

Title VII commands that a worker needs to file allege of discrimination with the EEOC before three hundred days; because in the state of Illinois and other states they have their own anti-discrimination laws that they pertain to. People need to be aware that if they file beneath Illinois law, that they should file there allege with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in Springfield or Chicago before a hundred and eighty days of the act of discrimination. Then file their claim in Supreme Court before ninety days of getting the right to sue letter. If the individual is filing for gender discrimination, they have to use Title VII or state law with these there are extremely small statute of limitations.

If an employee scored a low score on a performance test, and the employer is asking them to be retrained, is this grounds for a employee discrimination suit?

This does not seem to be a case for employee discrimination seeing how the individual has poor performance. It is not against the employment laws to ask an employee to be retrained or attend extra training due to poor performance. The individual could have a case if they were discriminated against for gender, age, disability, and race.

Employment discrimination is a very diverse topic. It can span one question after another that could lead to other employment topic questions. Some of those topics many times include: employee non discrimination act, employee discrimination rights and employee discrimination laws. Experts can help with any question fast and effectively that pertain to any type of employment law questions.

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    I was forced to retire upon reaching 65. There had been NO mandatory retirement, (until Jan. 2014). They changed the rules. Another employee who was already 67 was not ask to leave until Aug. 1st. My question is this. If my employer was serious, why would they wait almost 7 additional months to force him out? I ask for an extension of 15 months (which would still have kept me under 67). I did NOT even get a reply. I was forced to retire THREE (3) days after I reached 65. Do the two of us have a case? Please feel free to call me at ***-***-****. Also there have NEVER been any issues for work related issues or any health issues, in the fourteen (14) years I have been there. The other party had been there for over TWENTY-FOUR (24) years. Thank you for your time and consideration, concerning this matter!!!!!!! Nicholas Grand
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    I was suspended under investigation. I have no idea what the investigation details. The said they couldn't tell me why I was being investigated. Don't I have the right to know?
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    Hi I am employed full time with great benefits. I have been sick may times this year and have exhausted my sick time and use it before I have time to even accrue it again. Now I have a horrible stomach virus and am not allowed back to work because I am contagious. But am told I am on warning for using no pay but I feel I have no choice because of the situation.
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