The role of ethics in corporate America is an interesting one. When it comes to employee rights, of course, ethics certainly matter. It's important to treat all workers equally, for instance, avoiding bias and giving everyone a fair chance.
Any type of racial discrimination, no matter the context, is unacceptable. Unfortunately, many employees struggle in their workplaces because they are subject to one form of discrimination or another. Racial discrimination in the workplace could be direct or subtle, but it is always unlawful.
You get a new job, and it goes well at first. You like it, the boss seems nice and you get paid on time. You start to settle in and wonder if this could be a career stop.
Disabled workers need to be treated fairly in the workplace. This means they have the same rights to pay, hours, opportunities and much more. They deserve to be treated exactly like other workers who do not suffer from a disability.
When people lose their jobs, they sometimes use the terms "fired" and "laid off" interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. The person is just saying that they are not employed any longer.
Though overt racism does still happen from time to time in the workplace, it is far more common to experience casual racism. Workers and employers understand that the overt racist beliefs held in the past are now illegal; whether they feel that way or not, they're far less likely to act on their feelings.
When employees start a new job, it's safe to say that they spend a fair amount of time thinking about their wages. Is that salary enough to pay the bills? Do they like the idea of earning overtime pay? How does the pay compare to similar jobs, especially when considering a total compensation package that may also include things like investments, health insurance benefits and much more?
Recently, workers in New York and other American cities have become very sensitive about their employment rights. While it is wonderful to see people from all walks of life standing up for their rights, employers are having a hard time complying with employment law.
If you've suffered from sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be looking into your legal options. You know that what happened to you was unfair, unjust and illegal. You want to know what to do.
Often, unless you have an employment contract, you can be fired with relatively little reason. As long as they don't fire you because of your gender, race, age or another protected class, your boss has a lot of freedom to keep or terminate your employment.