Pregnancy Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

A suit for violations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) can cost a great deal of money in damages for lost wages and benefits, medical damages, mental anguish, and punitive damages as well as for attorneys’ fees.  It can also cost a great deal of time for staff members, negatively affect morale and result in […]

Study: Age Discrimination Still a Problem

Older workers, particularly women, still encounter discrimination in hiring, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Due to the aging U.S. population and the resulting burden on the Social Security system, new federal programs are encouraging workers to stay in the workforce longer. “However,” the study states, “hiring discrimination against […]

What Employers Need to Know About the EEOC and TWC Discrimination / Harassment / Retaliation Charge Process

While no employer likes to think about an employee filing a discrimination complaint, it’s important to be prepared by knowing how the process works. According to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) some of the most common discrimination complaints concern refusal to hire, termination, demotion, or harassment due to: Race Age Gender Disability National origin Pregnancy Retaliation for […]