Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in the workplace. There are numerous protections in place to help vulnerable groups, including older Americans who may face age-related discrimination.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take on any number of different forms, but if you are like many other victims of this type of behavior, you may have decided not to report it. Maybe you had fears about how your supervisors and colleagues would react to your accusations, or maybe you grew concerned people would not believe you.
Women often experience various challenges in the workplace, sometimes including discrimination because of pregnancy. Despite the fact that doctors are some of the highest earners, female practitioners sometimes face complications due to workplace discrimination simply because they are mothers. In Wisconsin and elsewhere, the mistreatment of women in the workplace is unacceptable in any form and for any reason, and in the medical field, this could impact the quality of patient care.
Wisconsin patients rely on medical professionals to provide the best possible care, but some on-the-job issues could make fulfilling that expectation problematic for some women. Physicians who are also mothers report increased instances of workplace discrimination because of the fact that they have children. According to female physicians, the very act of becoming a mother limits their opportunities for advancements and leaves them with lower average salaries than those of their peers.
Whistleblowers are employees who report inappropriate activity they experience or witness in their workplace, or such activity their employers commit. Once you witness illegal behavior, you have a choice to make about whether to speak up.
Those who take a stand by reporting their employer's legal violations are putting a lot on the line. Although it is not legal to do so, many employers retaliate against whistleblowers, even going so far as to fire them. For those who have been wrongly fired for whistleblowing, consider the following.
Although most people pursue careers in science and higher education because of a deep passion for the subject rather than the potential earnings, income still matters. Unfortunately, when it comes to careers in academia and the sciences, some Wisconsin women may still be missing out when it comes to earnings. An out-of-state university recently came under fire in a workplace discrimination lawsuit that accused the institution of engaging in allegedly discriminatory compensation practices.
Perhaps you are a new employee working in the billing department of a busy medical office. You are beginning to note some discrepancies between the services provided and the services billed. Are these simple errors, or are employees defrauding the government?