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Archive for June 2019

Is Mandatory Retirement Discriminatory?

Age is a protected characteristic for the purpose of U.S. discrimination laws. In other words, it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their age. However, depending on the field, many companies will sometimes attempt to force older workers out in a process categorized as ‘mandatory retirement.’ While this is acceptable in…

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Whistleblowing & Retaliation In The Workplace

If you discover that your employer has been acting in a corrupt or inappropriate manner, you may feel compelled to act. The act of informing the government of your employer’s alleged improper conduct is called whistleblowing, and it is a valuable service. But it can also lead to unfairly negative employment action against you if…

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Discrimination Based On National Origin

In this day and age, immigrants and those perceived to be of different national origin have experienced an uptick in violence and discrimination. This trend has unfortunately affected the workplace as well, though the statistics do not necessarily reflect it. If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on your national origin—or perceived…

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