A new survey released by the University of California San Francisco finds that physician moms often face discrimination in the workplace. The UCSF report, which reached nearly 6,000 working physician mothers, found that a staggering 4 out of 5 respondents reported facing some kind of discrimination, most of it based on their status as mothers.
As a country, we have come a long way in ensuring that minorities are treated with respect and equal opportunity in all walks of life. Due to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, nearly all forms of discrimination have rightfully been banned in employment practices, including discrimination on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, and sex. In later years, this law extended to protect individuals from discrimination due to their age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, and military status. Yet there are still strides to make regarding protection for individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ community.
Unfortunately, many Americans face some form of workplace injustice. What may start out as a minor annoyance or inconvenience may spiral into illegal conduct if issues are not properly addressed. What’s more? Many employers may not take employee concerns regarding harassment or discrimination seriously and may not take action. This can lead to employees choosing to pursue legal action to uphold their rights.
All employees have rights on-the-job. If one has been harassed, discriminated against, injured, or even wrongfully terminated, one retains the right to consult with an employment lawyer to discuss his or her case. Below, we reveal the top four most common workplace lawsuits.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that first went into effect in 1990. The law strives to maintain an inclusive environment by breaking down barriers commonly faced by those with disabilities and granting civil rights protections similar to the protections granted to individuals on the basis of sex, race, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA bans discrimination against individuals with disabilities in every part of life, including employment.