What Happens If an Employee Refuses to Come to Work for Fear of a Covid Infection?

January 30th, 2022|

COVID-19 has completely altered the way we live and work. From reducing our social interactions to working remotely, we are doing everything possible to avoid contracting the virus, reducing its spread, and preventing further variants from developing and extending the pandemic. Managing and accommodating individual policies and procedures to respond to the virus is uncharted territory for many businesses. As the pandemic progresses, employees may refuse to come into the office out of fear of contracting the virus. This leaves businesses wondering what to do if an employee refuses to come to work. Do Employers Have Any Formal Obligations During a Pandemic? Yes, employers have formal obligations during a pandemic. The most important one is maintaining a safe and healthy

What Are Examples of Indirect Discrimination?

December 16th, 2021|

If you are experiencing discrimination at work, you likely know that you are not alone. A simple Google search or a look at your preferred newsfeed will provide you with many examples of discrimination cases against employers. Some of the most common types of discrimination include that which is based on age, sex, or race. The plus side to building a discrimination case on these factors is that there is often substantial concrete evidence to prove the employer’s bias. Allegations against employers based on these attributes are also generally easy to establish, based on Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In many cases, however, individuals are subject to a form of discrimination that is not so

What Are Some Examples of Workplace Discrimination?

December 15th, 2021|

The sad truth about workplace discrimination is that it still occurs, even though it is illegal. Some individuals are even subject to discrimination on the job without realizing it. For this reason, it is vital to understand workplace discrimination and how it may affect you. When someone is discriminated against at work, it hurts the entire company. However, it also affects the victim’s performance. The anxiety it causes can make it difficult to focus on quality workmanship, which may lead to further repercussions. In some cases, the effects of workplace discrimination even carry over into an individual’s life outside of work and affect everything from interpersonal relationships to physical health. What Does Workplace Discrimination Mean? Whether you are going

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