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Workplace Discrimination

By | 2019-03-06T15:22:32-06:00 March 6th, 2019|Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Employee Rights, Podcast|

Workers can be discriminated against for a number of reasons by their employer.  At Baldwin & Vernon, we've represented people who have been the victim of discrimination based on their gender, a pregnancy, age, disability, and race. 

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

By | 2022-09-27T12:33:37-05:00 January 10th, 2019|Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Employee Rights|

What are civil rights and how are we protected at our jobs from unlawful discrimination? Most laws that regulate civil rights originate at the federal level and include the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Fair Housing Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among others. When it comes to the workplace, it’s imperative to know the ropes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This law forbids employers (with 15 or more employees) from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, religion (belief, observance and practice) or national origin. The term “sex” also refers to pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. This protection not only defends employees at their place [...]

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Disability discrimination in the workplace

By | 2022-09-27T12:32:03-05:00 May 30th, 2018|Disability Discrimination, Employee Rights, Work Environment|

Disability discrimination occurs when an employee or applicant is treated unfavorably (because he or she has a disability) by an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act or the Missouri Human Rights Act. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in order to be protected by the law, an individual must be qualified for the job and show that he or she has a disability in one of the following ways: if the individual has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major activity such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing or learning if the individual has a history of a disability such as cancer that is in remission if an [...]

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