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September 2018 Archives

How can we eradicate sexual harassment from restaurants?

The problem of sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is pervasive. In fact, many restaurant workers – including cooks, servers and hosts – have wrongly come to the decision to simply accept that being the victim of a constant barrage of insulting comments and requests for sexual favors is part of the job.

How to report age discrimination at work

Since 1990, men have filed more than twice as many age discrimination complaints to the EEOC as women. However, since 2010, women in New York and throughout the country have filed more age discrimination complaints on an annual basis. While there are various theories as to why this is the case, there are steps that workers can take if they believe they have been the victims of ageism.

ACLU is going after Facebook for permitting discriminatory ads

The American Civil Liberties Union is not happy with how Facebook permits its advertisers to structure ads for employment. In a complaint filed against the company, the ACLU claims the ads target prospective employees based on sex. Those in New York following the matter should take an interest in how the complaint is structured.

Visual cues and harassment in the workplace

For some employees, experiencing repeated glances, loaded looks and too much eye contact can make the workplace uncomfortable and even hostile. While these visual cues may seem insignificant to many people, human resource managers need to decide where to draw the line to make sure that people aren't harmed. According to some business researchers, this type of subtle discrimination can go unchecked in many companies in New York and other states throughout the nation.

EEOC serious about age discrimination

Age-based discrimination in the workplace was prohibited in New York and around the country when President Johnson signed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act into law in 1967, but research suggests that the landmark legislation has not done as much as lawmakers had hoped to address the problem. When the AARP polled 3,900 full and part-time workers aged 45 or older in June, approximately 60 percent of them told the advocacy group that they had either been the victim of age discrimination or witnessed a colleague being treated unfairly because of their age.

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