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Sikh truck drivers reach $260k settlement in religious discrimination case

The Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination due to a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, and employers are responsible for fairly hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs and making accommodations for their employees to practice their religion. Employers who only hire or promote those that share the same faith as them, or refuse to reasonable accommodate a faith-based activity are acting unlawfully.

The right to reasonable accommodations

As a worker with a disability, it is important to fully understand your rights. The Americans With Disabilities Act is in place for a reason, as it is meant to protect the many disabled individuals who are part of America's workforce.

What are the types of disability discrimination?

It is easy to believe that all types of disability discrimination are the same. As you learn more, however, you find that this is not true. There are many types of discrimination, each of which employers and workers should be aware of.

You may have seen workplace retaliation in the past

Are you one of our Florida readers? Do you live and work in another state? Regardless of your location, you know one thing to be true: Not everybody gets along at their place of employment. Furthermore, there are times when managers, supervisors, and company owners make decisions that are against the law.

Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act

It doesn't matter if you work in Florida or another state, you should become familiar with the finer details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This may not sound like something you need to worry about, especially if you are not in a position of authority, but you never know when the information could come in handy.

Examples of FMLA discrimination

Are you familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Here is a basic definition as provided by the United States Department of Labor: "The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave."

Who enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Our Florida readers, as well as those in other states, should become familiar with the finer details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This knowledge could come in handy should you or a loved one be discriminated against at your place of employment as the result of a disability.

Is workplace retaliation still an issue?

Retaliation, as well as employment discrimination, remains a major issue in the United States. Every year, there are tens of thousands of situations in which a worker is discriminated or retaliated against. While some people let this go and simply deal with the problem, others realize that they have rights.

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