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Microaggressions in the Workplace

What you are saying to others while at work may be bothering them a lot and you may not even know it. Many of us make comments that seem well-intentioned but are actually microaggressions attacking a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. First of all, you may be wondering, “What is a microaggression?” Microaggressions...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, making this the perfect opportunity to recognize those who work hard despite their differing abilities. Millions of Americans suffer from mental and physical disabilities that can make employment challenging. Fortunately, there are many companies that go out of their way to hire these workers and accommodate their different...

Pregnancy in the Workplace: Handling Restroom Breaks

Pregnancy is an exciting time for most women, but for working women, being pregnant at work can be stressful. While the law does not allow pregnant women to be discriminated against, many women still experience it in some form. Let’s face it: Pregnancy is no easy task. A woman can expect to gain 25 pounds...

Are Migraines Considered a Disability?

Has a migraine ever caused you to miss work? Are you having difficulty taking care of yourself because the pain of your headaches is so intense? Then you may consider your migraines to be a disability. But can you file a disability claim and receive benefits for such a condition? Under the Americans with Disabilities...

Increase in Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims

Federal officials say disability-based job discrimination claims have increased across the nation, according to a Disability Scoop article. The Disability Scoop reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) noted a 6 percent rise in disability-based discrimination charges – that amounts to almost 27,000 complaints in 2015. Disability-based discrimination charges accounted for two thirds...

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