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What does reasonable accommodation mean?

Federal and state law entitles disabled employees to protection from employment discrimination. Discrimination can come in various forms, including refusal to hire or promote, harassment and unequal pay.

Understanding the dangers of workplace romance

Everybody wants to find a suitable mate, and when you spend 40 hours a week at the office, your eye might naturally turn to your colleagues for romantic prospects. While this is an understandable impulse, anybody who has been on the receiving end of such attention knows that it is often uncomfortable at best. According to Fast Company, such dalliances might boost productivity, but they are rarely as harmless as you might imagine.

3 ways employers avoid paying overtime

Overtime can be lucrative for employees who are willing to put in the extra hours, but some employees are surprised when they find they are not compensated for their additional work. There are some circumstances in which overtime laws are not applicable, but in most cases, if you work more than 40 hours in a given week, your employer must adjust your compensation rate accordingly. These are three ways companies commonly try to avoid it.

3 misconceptions about national origin discrimination

Workplace harassment, unfortunately, takes many forms. You may face discrimination because of your age, race, beliefs or the country you are from. The latter of these — national origin — is, in fact, a common motivation for discriminatory actions in the workplace. If your colleagues or employers mock your nationality or assumed nationality, you are dealing with an unacceptable problem.

3 job candidates who may face age discrimination

Finding a good job is a challenge for many people nowadays. Full-time positions with benefits have been outsourced in some cases, and it seems that employers have increasingly relied on the willingness of young, less experienced job seekers to fill positions and accept low wages. This has led to age discrimination, and there are some kinds of candidates who might be most likely to experience this.

Indiana law on age discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace does not only happen if you are of a different race or religion. It can also happen if you are in your later years of life. This is called age discrimination.

Understanding mental disability discrimination in the workplace

The Americans with Disabilities Act is not only for those with physical impairments. The law extends also to those who have mental disabilities. In Indiana, this means that companies with at least 15 employees cannot discriminate against you based on certain mental conditions.

How to know if you are being sexually harassed

Many sexual harassment incidents that happen in workplaces across Indianapolis go unreported. Victims often do not say anything because they fear retaliation from their offenders and bosses. Some individuals ignore it because they assume that it is a common occurrence everywhere. Sexual discrimination is not only against the law, but it is also offensive and can turn your job environment from a pleasant one into a hostile one.

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