The police force, like many other places of employment, has fitness standards that can impact a person's ability to stay employed or perform certain duties. One Colorado police department is facing allegations of employment discrimination related to how the department handles fitness tests. The suit filed against the police department contends women should be held to different physical fitness standards compared to men.
Google is once again making news for a legal situation as the company faces allegations of discrimination. The Internet giant is being sued in federal court by a man who claims the company practices age discrimination. Any tech worker in Colorado or those interested in breaking into the tech field may want to learn more about the allegations the company currently faces.
When a workplace discrimination lawsuit is filed in Colorado or elsewhere, it isn't uncommon for other workers or former workers to join in and also pursue a fair resolution based on their own experiences with a specific employer. One such claim was recently filed against a shipyard in another state. The initial suit included six people who filed race discrimination charges. Recently, 15 more people joined the federal lawsuit.
There are many reasons why a company needs to lay off workers or restructure its workforce. However, if employees are laid off based solely on their ages, the company may very well be guilty of age discrimination. Any Colorado employee who believes age discrimination played a role in why he or she was terminated may want to understand his or her rights and what to expect if he or she pursues legal action.
Discrimination in the workplace is taken very seriously by the law and by most employers. It may be difficult to prove race discrimination in the workplace. However, if a group of employees or former employees in Colorado all come forward with similar allegations, it may be easier to document a race discrimination law suit. The well-known fast food chain, McDonald's, is currently in the midst of a discrimination suit initiated by 10 former employees.
When an employee feels unfairly treated or discriminated against in some way, he or she may have that gut feeling as to why he or she is being treated unfairly or differently compared to other employees. However, simply having a feeling of being the victim of employment discrimination isn't enough to take legal action. In order to pursue a case of employment discrimination against a Colorado employer, you must be part of a legally protected class.
A discrimination claim of any sort can be complicated and involve situations that may be murky and not as cut and dry as other similar cases may be. One recent case of alleged employment discrimination is gaining notoriety due to the fact that an ex-employee of the well-known department store Saks & Co. is suing for discrimination based on her transgender status. In Colorado, any employee who feels they have been targeted under any scope of discrimination may be interested in following the case.
Feeling as if you have been discriminated against and proving discrimination in court may be two very different things. Despite the difficulties that may surround a discrimination suit, employment discrimination is a very real thing and victims should be aware of their rights. In Colorado, there are very clear laws governing employment discrimination.
Every work environment may have employees who do not get along or come from different backgrounds. While most every workplace has policies in place to ensure that everyone feels welcome and respected, there are times when discrimination does occur and can lead to legal action against a company. Colorado workers may be interested in a recent case of race discrimination that has six employees seeking action.
It isn't unusual for a worker to feel disgruntled or unappreciated from time to time. But, if a worker genuinely feels that he or she is being directly discriminated against, and his or her feelings are more than just a hunch, that worker may want to learn about legal actions pertaining to employment discrimination. It is vital for any Colorado worker concerned about employment discrimination to understand protected classes and where he or she may fall into the various categories.