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Employment Law

Discrimination

Your employee rights include the right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Under either Federal laws or the Texas Labor Code, discrimination based on following categories is prohibited: race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, age and pregnancy.

Race and Color, National Origin, Sex and Religion Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the bases of race and color, as well as national origin, sex, and religion. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

It is unlawful to discriminate against any individual in regard to recruiting, hiring and promotion, transfer, work assignments, performance measurements, the work environment, job training, discipline and discharge, wages and benefits, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Title VII prohibits not only intentional discrimination, but also neutral job policies that disproportionately affect persons of a certain race or color and that are not related to the job and the needs of the business.

Title VII's protections include: recruiting, hiring, and advancement; harassment/hostile work environment; compensation and other employment terms, conditions, and privileges; segregation and classification of employees; and retaliation.

Disability Discrimination

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Age Discrimination:

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. This protection applies to both employees and job applicants. Under ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

Pregnancy Discrimination:

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. This Act is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Women who are pregnant or affected by related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations.

The violations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act include: refuse to hire a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, discriminate against a pregnant woman because she takes a pregnancy and maternity leave (FMLA Leave), and etc.

Contact us if you believe you suffered discrimination of any above categories.

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