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December 2013 Archives

Workplace discrimination in Texas may be based on religion, race

For many individuals, the workday is an adventure. It begins with getting out of the house on time, handling a variety of tasks for eight hours and then returning home, sometimes exhausted. Adventures certainly can be enjoyable and motivating, but when the danger of workplace discrimination rises, an employee may instantly feel fearful and frustrated in Texas. Employers are encouraged to specifically pay more attention to the areas of religious discrimination and race, which remain huge problems in the business world.

Pregnancy-based workplace discrimination banned by federal law

Being an expectant mother is often an exciting experience, particularly for a mother who has always wanted to give birth to her own child. However, the experience may quickly turn sour if an employer discriminates against a worker on the basis of pregnancy. In such a situation in Texas, a woman is entitled to file a workplace discrimination complaint against the employer.

Texas employee sues company for workplace discrimination

Employers often wish to hire a wide range of workers so that their companies benefit from having a combination of varied yet strong skill sets. They also wish to meet diversity standards, which can reflect positively on their businesses. Some companies, however, struggle to treat people of all backgrounds equally, or they mistreat employees based on gender. This is the type of workplace discrimination situation that one employee is facing in Texas.

Workplace discrimination based on gender remains issue in Texas

Both men and women can make significant contributions to a workplace, providing their own strengths in the areas of leadership, understanding and organization. However, some companies devalue one gender while valuing the other in Texas, thus leading to workplace discrimination that can affect employees' ability to claim promotions, for example. Experts say that discrimination against women, in particular, can be subtle and thus often goes unnoticed.

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