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Should I include the dates of my degrees on my resume?

Based on how I was taught to put together a resume, I've always listed something like the following for my educational background: Education: Master's Degree, 2000, Large University, Field of ...
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Is my manager's attitude discriminatory? [closed]

My manager was persistently rude me to me and I asked him why and he said 'that having me back was a huge adjustment for him because women don't come back from maternity leave.' He said 'Come back? ...
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What does the equal opportunity clause entail, with respect to citizenship? [closed]

US employers often state something like: Our policy is to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, ...
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Should I tough it out (be patient until my training time finishes) or look for other job? [closed]

I work in a web developing company in an entry-level position. I decided to take this position because I thought it was a good company to work for and I wanted to start my career. However the ...
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How to deal with a coworker who makes hateful comments about my religion?

This is taking place in India. I have a colleague (we work on the same team and project) who frequently makes offensive comments about my religion at work, and on Facebook. I do not want to further ...
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Being singled out for pay deductions

I work as an online developer for a UK distribution company, and am paid a salary monthly. A few weeks ago I noticed that I was deducted 2.5 hours of pay after being late in to work due to a fatal ...
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Asked to shave facial hair after a pub discussion with team members who took offence

I work in a 75+ person office which, as far as I can tell, is culturally diverse and accommodating. A couple weeks ago my colleagues and I went out for beers and got in a discussion about the ...
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Can I be refused a job because they don't have the uniform in the male version [closed]

There is a cashier position in a local supermarket, but they've said that for the moment they have no male uniforms and that I should try again in the future! The uniform is in my opinion fairly ...
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How to tell if your colleagues and/or supervisors are actually ganging up on you, and how to address this situation?

Often times, this is a very clandestine and collective effort, and is meant for you not to detect it. When you walk into the room and they start looking at each other without saying anything, or ...
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I'm being forced to clean the men's bathroom regardless of my discomfort

I am currently waitressing at a Chinese Restaurant. A few of the new employees and myself were being taught how to clean the bathrooms to their standards. We started with the females and moved onto ...
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My Employer wants me to attend staff meetings after work [closed]

I am a teacher who has been working for the same employer for over 15 years. My employer recently decided to require that I attend staff meetings twice each month after regular working hours. However, ...
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What constitutes a “hostile workplace”?

(This happened in Florida) I'm told the only time a company can be sued for "hostile work environment" is when someone is fired for being of a certain sex, race, age, etc. So what's the solution ...
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Can my employer make me drink alcohol? [closed]

I work at a company with a rowdy atmosphere that includes pressure to drink alcohol. Multiple people at the company told me verbatim that I would even been judged negatively in terms of hiring ...
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Removing gender identifications from resume

What is the general opinion on removing gender identification from a resume? What I mean is instead of Emily Smith (not my real name) using E Smith; instead of emilysmith@domain.com using ...
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Resigning a new job because of ethical and legal dilemas? [duplicate]

I'm a recent college grad. I spent 10 months total, 2 months post graduation, looking for a job. I moved back home into a horribly abusive situation because I didn't really have another financial ...
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Dealing with discrimination at new work [closed]

I'm not a native of the country I work in. Although I have helpful colleagues, a few are sort of into discrimination and seem racist. The company emphasizes its efforts against discrimination and ...
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Off work due to Dental work gone bad; employer being elusive about return to work, discrimination? [closed]

New employer (2 weeks), temp job but hopeful for future regular employment. Had a dental procedure that injured the trigeminal nerve causing cluster headache for 6+ weeks. Kept manager updated. ...
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My employer is discriminating based on marital status. What should I do? [closed]

In my country of residence, it is not mandatory for employers to offer benefits to their employees. However, if they do offer benefits, then they are not legally allowed to discriminate based on age, ...
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Is my supervisor harassing me and/or discriminating against me based on my apperance? [closed]

For the past 7 months I have been working as a Human Resources Assistant for a nonprofit company. There are a total of four people in my department, myself, two generalists and the VP of HR for the ...
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Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
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Is it offensive to talk about non-discriminating hiring policies

I'm opening a game development business and I have a page on my web-site with open vacancies. On the page I had a statement that basically says that we don't discriminate people by race, nationality, ...
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Hiring discrimination? [closed]

A couple of years ago, I interviewed for a job at a large corporation. During the interview, some interview panel members exchanged "high five" and would comment "that is the kind of experience we are ...
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Casual discrimination in workplace cafeteria [closed]

I work at a very large software company. There is a cafeteria worker who I must interact with every day, he is an older foreign man. I've noticed that he is abrupt with all the customers except for ...
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Is this discrimination? [closed]

I live in the UK. I do not want to name the company, but it advertises itself as We have several projects coming up in early 2015 and we are looking in particular for male contractors across a ...
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10answers
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My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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6answers
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What's the most appropriate time in the recruitment process to reveal that you're transgender (in the UK)?

I am a transgender person looking to switch jobs from the one I am currently in to one where I can work as a woman, completing the set of places I need to be accepted in order to live full time as my ...
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How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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Should I tell my employer I'm pregnant during redundancies?

I'm newly pregnant, and my workplace is a large government department with some fairly generous paid maternity leave conditions. They're also currently doing redundancies. I would prefer to tell my ...
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684 views

Does ruling out ESL candidates constitute legal discrimination? [closed]

We're currently hiring for a software engineer position and I've been charged with advancing candidates to the in-person interview stage. We've gotten a number of applications from people who have ...
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I'm not being hired, presumably because I have Asperger's. Is there anything I can do about it?

I'm a programmer, working in this area for around 13 years. I'd say that my skills and knowledge are much above the average level, considering my work performance and quality, without any false ...
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How should I approach job search in a country where racism/discrimination is accepted and/or not actively tackled?

I am planning, within the next 12 months, to move in with my wife in her country (Central-Eastern Europe), and thus I would need to start looking for a role there. I am aware that in their end of the ...
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Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
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Can HR manipulate (downgrade) appraisal ratings and deny raises and promotions based on it? [closed]

I have been working with this company for the last 3+ years. I never got a raise or promotion, whereas everyone in my group (5+ people) regularly got promotions and raises. When I found out about ...
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Disparity in Salary [duplicate]

I was employed as the General Manager in my company and I agreed to the company paying me what it has in place as salary for my position. Now I have discovered that there are serious disparities in ...
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3answers
778 views

Should I tell my employer that I am running for a political office? [closed]

I am member of a political party, and I will be a candidate for a community-level political office which will be elected this year. Should I tell my employer? Some background information: The fact ...
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4answers
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Is discrimination based on personal belief illegal in the United Kingdom?

A friend has just had a telephone interview with a prestigious software company. On the call he was asked about his views on the lack of women in IT. The company is very keen on encouraging women into ...
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Is this harassment or discrimination or nothing? [closed]

This happened to a friend of mine but he doesn't want to ask it himself for the reasons of anonymity. He works in a company with open workplace. So when people have to make calls, they should go to ...
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Should I list LGBT clubs on my application

I am a member of and actively participate in several LGBT organizations. Should I list those organizations on my job application? I am concerned that it will cause me discrimination lowering my ...
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Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job? [closed]

I've been working for a company for a few years. Recently, I decided to look for a new job and found a position which requires me to wait for around 6 months to know if I am accepted or not. For some ...
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Do I need to disclose my mental health history (in the UK)?

(This question is specific to UK-based companies.) Recently when applying for a job, I came across a field in the 'Equal Opprtunities' section of the application which asked 'Do you have any ...
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How should I deal with preferential rules for owner's kin?

I work at a really small startup (around 15 employees), where the work culture is generally good (at least to my satisfaction), and we (the employees) work closely with the owners (3 of them). ...
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Is it worth telling my manager about my learning inability which is part of genetically-inherited disorder?

I have genetically-inherited disorder named "Neurofibromatosis", which affects my learning abilities and which has no cure as of now. Because of this disorder, I am taking more time and more ...
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4answers
891 views

What can a disabled employee do to avoid animosity in the office?

I'm a developer and I've got chronic pain. This frequently requires me to work from home where I take much stronger painkillers that prevent me from driving, but I am still able to get my work done. I ...
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5answers
884 views

What should I do if I think a group of colleagues is being discriminated against?

I'm a teacher in schools for deaf people. In one of the previous schools I taught at, we faced an organizational situation that I thought originated from the management's distrust towards our deaf ...
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2answers
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Is it legal to discriminate against smokers in one's company in Canada or USA?

Being a non-smoker myself, I often find working with smokers to be irritating for various reasons. Are there any laws prohibiting the employers from discriminating against smoker employees in their ...