Before you go to the human resources department complaining that you are experiencing discrimination issues, think carefully about your claim and what HR will do about it.
Employers must adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act in classifying their employees as either exempt or non-exempt. Misinterpreting or ignoring the regulations can lead to penalties, fines and the payment of back wages where applicable.
You would think that everyone who holds down a job is aware that sexual harassment is illegal and should simply not happen. However, when you add email and online social exchanges to real-time interaction among employees, you can see that there are many opportunities for bad behavior to take place. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), "Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace."
With Election Day fast approaching on November 8th, you may be wondering whether you can take time off from work to vote - without getting fired for it. In a year where there are divisive lines between supporters of the two main presidential candidates, you don't want to give your boss a reason to terminate your employment - especially if they think you're supporting the wrong candidate.