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February 2018 Archives

Discrimination on the job is not okay

Your employer can't guarantee that you are going to love your job; however, he or she is definitely obligated to provide a safe working environment. It is also your employer's responsibility to protect your civil rights and make sure no one discriminates against you in the workplace. The attitudes of workers often reflect leadership. The more employers do to let workers know they will not tolerate discrimination in the workplace, the better. Employers can also encourage workers and help build up team morale by taking various steps.

Eligibility for FMLA leave

Like many people in Louisiana, you know that there may be times when life hands you situations that require your time and attention to the point where you may be unable to work, at least for a time. The law recognizes this and that is the reason that the Family and Medical Leave Act was first created. It is a way of allowing you to take care of yourself or your family without the fear that you will lose your job. But, how can you know if you are eligible for this type of leave?

Lack of sexual harassment policy at state level

It would be all but impossible for people in Louisiana to be unaware of the virtual onslaught of allegations around the nation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination and other related activities. From celebrities to physicians to politicians and beyond, it seems that these problems can and do happen anywhere. Given that reality it would be logical to assume that at least at the government level, entities have put effort into educating people about these things.

3 Reasons why employees don’t report sexual harassment

In the past year, staggering amounts of women have come forward claiming that they have been victims of sexual harassment while at work. But even with the growing number of victims stepping forward, three-quarters of women fail to report sexual misconduct in the workplace.