"I have a migraine," you tell your boss. Your boss rolls her eyes and says, "I get terrible headaches, too. Take some Advil."
More police departments than ever -- including those in California -- are facing a reckoning with their past when it comes to discrimination against their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) brothers and sisters in blue.
A former employee of the California Senate won a discrimination suit against her former employer for failing to accommodate her needs and retaliating against her for requesting accommodations. The Senate was ordered to pay the former employee $350,000 -- a figure that's at least twice as high as any previous settlement.
Sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in the workplace has dominated national conversations as of late -- but there's another form of discrimination that also affects the ability of women to get ahead: pregnancy discrimination.
Are you wondering what you can do to help stop racist comments and jokes in the workplace?
Ageism and age discrimination can be a real problem when you're over 50 and trying to find a job. No matter what your qualifications and enthusiasm for a position, some employers won't seriously consider you if your resume makes you look too old.
Are sex and gender the same? Is gender immutable and fixed or subjective?
How old is "too old" in the tech field? Would you believe 36 is considered too old by many employers?
Immigration issues continue to make headline news all over the country -- with some areas arguably being hit harder than others. If your workforce includes immigrants of any kind, is there anything you can do to protect those employees from discrimination based on their background?
If you're a woman of "a certain age," you're no doubt aware that there's a societal double standard when it comes to age and gender. Men get older and are seen as distinguished-looking and seem wise. Women just get older.