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Should you waive your age discrimination rights for severance?

Severance packages are an important component of leaving many kinds of employment, providing a needed cushion of financial support while an employee moves on to another opportunity. However, some severance packages come with conditions that might give an employee pause before accepting. One common condition that is worth some extra scrutiny is any requirement to waive one's rights against age discrimination.

How to know if it really is sexual harassment

The movement to stop sexual harassment is gaining traction like never before. To help with this process, recent news events have brought the pervasive problem of workplace sexual harassment into the limelight. Nevertheless, many Missouri workers continue to face sexual harassment at their jobs.

Muslim women who cover their heads often face discrimination

It's a sad truth that far too many people experience serious discrimination for things that they have no control over. People face discrimination because of the color of their skin, nation of origin, gender, age or even medical conditions. Employers should not consider things like race, gender or religion into the hiring, promotion or termination process, but some still do.

How do I file an employee discrimination claim?

Most Missouri employees will experience some kind of discrimination on the job. This discrimination may or may not affect their career path or their emotional health, but -- in certain instances -- it can negatively affect a career and the psychological well-being of an employee.

Get the most out of your severance agreement

The job market in many sectors is vicious, so it is difficult for many employees to envision a silver lining to having their employee terminate them. However, in some cases, an employment contract may entail a severance package in the event of termination, which can take the edge off of losing your position.

Hostile work environment on wheels

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated charges of a hostile work environment made by female trucker Robin Anderson against CRST International Inc. Anderson had been paired with co-worker Eric Vegtel in December 2012 to January of 2013 as a two-driver team.

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