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Is your employer discriminating because of your pregnancy?

Most women already know that finding a job while you're visibly pregnant can be difficult, if not impossible. Employers can not legally ask if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and they are not allowed to make hiring decisions based on pregnancy, but many still do. In some ways, it's even worse when a company you've been working for decides to discriminate against you because of pregnancy. You may have put in months or years of hard work, but suddenly your employer no longer views you as a valuable and worthwhile employee. Your employer could even try to fire you.

3 signs of subtle age discrimination

You planned on retiring by now, but the economic crash at the end of the last decade took its toll. Now you're out looking for a job, and you're finding that the workplace can be tough for someone in one's 60s. You felt like it was hard when you'd just graduated, but there are issues you never expected to contend with that come along with being the older part of the workforce. Companies don't want to hire you because of your age. A company likely won't come out and tell you that they're not hiring you because you're too old. That's discrimination and it's illegal. However, some subtle signs of age discrimination include:

What constitutes workplace harassment?

Many Houston-area residents experienced some form of bullying during their childhood years. Children and teens often endure this kind of harassment - even if is unlawful - and they have a hard time making it stop. As an adult worker in Texas, things are different. No employee should ever have to endure workplace harassment and if such harassment does occur, the abused employee will be able to seek financial restitution in court for the damages the harassment caused him or her.

Age discrimination and wrongful termination

The Texas economy, much like the national economy in the United States, has been changing dramatically over the last two decades. Thanks, in part, to manufacturers moving offshore and to shifts in the domestic energy industry, there has been a steady loss of good-paying jobs in many areas. In some cases, those who have worked for years or even decades with the same company have been terminated because of age discrimination. For those who believe that their demotion or termination were based on age discrimination, working with an attorney may be the only form of available recourse.

DOL authorizes millions for oil and gas re-employment services

For anyone, losing a job is a difficult and scary time. When you work in the oil and gas industry it is even more disconcerting. With the industry's future up in the air, you might be wondering when or if you will get a new position. You may even started applying to jobs in different industries.

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