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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.

Do I have a right to receive overtime pay under the federal law?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exists to protect workers from unpaid wages, overtime pay violations and more. However, not all workers can receive protection under the FLSA, so it's important that you educate yourself on the limitations of this law before you start working for any potential employer.

Tips for young women to speak out against sexual harassment

As a victim of sexual harassment, it seems obvious to you that you experienced sexual harassment. A co-worker touched you inappropriately, repeatedly told you dirty jokes or offered a promotion in exchange for sex, for example. Most reasonable people would be able to plainly see how any of these incidents were sexual harassment.

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