Getting an interview is no easy feat. Some corporate listings get as many as 250 applicants. Out of that number, approximately one out of every six candidates will get the chance to interview for the position, with one ultimately landing the job.
Workers often perceive human resource departments as safe places to report workplace problems, such as sexual harassment. However, those feelings might be misplaced. HR departments often prioritize protecting employers over employees by preventing or policing investigations regarding allegations of sexual harassment and other forms of workplace discrimination.
Filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an important step for people who have been discriminated against at work. Victims trust the EEOC to thoroughly investigate claims of workplace discrimination, but this is not always the case. Some Wisconsin workers might have already had to deal with their cases being closed without any type of investigation.
When you start a new job, there is a good chance your employer will ask you to complete an I-9 form. After all, employers with at least four employees have an affirmative obligation to verify the identity and work eligibility of all new workers. They may not, however, use the I-9 process to discriminate against you.
Being caught between helping an employer and doing what is right can be an extremely precarious position. When a worker in Wisconsin decides to come forward about misconduct or even illegal workplace behavior, they have to put a lot on the line. This is why there are supposed to be measures in place that protect those who engage in whistleblowing, but those protections sometimes fall short.
Are you getting the sense that your employer does not want you around anymore? Your boss or manager may be trying to get you to quit. He or she may be even taking extreme measures to make your job intolerable.
Employees in Wisconsin and across the rest of the country should be able to go to work without worrying about unwanted sexual advances or harassment. This type of workplace discrimination is sadly still a widespread problem. When companies do not handle these issues, it is sometimes up to the workers to take matters into their own hands.
Growing older is a luxury not afforded to everyone. But while there may be many benefits to celebrating more birthdays, such as greater life experience and social opportunities, there are also drawbacks. According to some people, workplace discrimination against older workers is preventing them from finding and maintaining gainful employment.