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Questions related to discrimination or rejection behavior, based on individual or cultural aspects, that may take place in the Workplace.

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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

I worked for a company for a year and a half. It's a very large company and during that time, I was injured and was out of work on workman's comp which they tried not to pay me (but that's another ...
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What else can be done to manage work stress and mental health issues?

For the past couple of months been dealing with mental health issues (General Anxiety & Severe Depression), diagnosed by a healthcare provider. I decided to bring my situation to my supervisor's ...
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Is this racial discrimination and do I have a case? [closed]

I worked for this company for 4 years. They gave me an inadequate computer. From the start it was smooth sailing until I started experiencing errors and problems. During my employment I kept sending ...
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How to word an email about discrimination and ableism

How do I professionally say “(name) has repetitively told me not to use the ‘I’m autistic’ excuse” when she asked, why I do things a certain way, or yells at me. I also told them upon being hired ...
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Should I write about my settlement with government employer [closed]

I recently negotiated an out of court settlement for discrimination and retaliation with my former employer, a state agency. I am free to say whatever I want as a part of the settlement, but I am ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

My work wants me to attend a workshop focused on LGBQI and intersex based topics. I know you cannot discriminate against people for their race, religion or sexual orientation but I feel like this is ...
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Clothing/body discrimination

My boss asked me to wear a size bigger in my scrubs because I looked too "sexy" and it's not to their liking in the work place. I have a professional scrubs uniform. I can't help that I have ...
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Can I be denied a promotion because the job requires car insurance but I don't drive because I have narcolepsy?

I am thinking of applying for a promotion at work. It requires you to have a certain type of car insurance coverage. However I have narcolepsy and am unable to drive, due to excessive sleepiness ...
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Unfair reduction process

My wife has worked in a senior position for about 6 years. She is the most experienced person in the department and has high degree qualifications. This month, the company announced it will reduce ...
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Selective hardware upgrade

Is it justified for a company to upgrade the hardware for some people and refuse for other? In my work, screen real estate is really important. I have been noticing some of my colleagues with these ...
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Can my boss pretend to be me to access work computer and private messages? [closed]

I’m new here! This is related to UK ICO/Employment Law. I am office based. A complaint was made by a colleague in another department about their team mate (they suspected that our work msg service (...
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My company is only offering training to people who are not white males due to diversity push. They have openly told us this

A throw away account so not to cause myself a problem at work (shame I even have to do this). I am from the UK. I'm wondering if someone can help offer some clarity, is only offering training to ...
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How to deal with inappropriate subjects in conversation with Director

I am currently a United States expatriate living and working in South Korea at a South Korean company. I am a white male and I speak Korean. I joined this company ~6 months ago, and this is my first ...
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Remote technical interviews: how to whiteboard without the actual whiteboard?

Thinking back to some of my best interviews - both how I performed as a candidate, an interviewer, or the individuals involved on both sides - I always find the white-board process as a central piece ...
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I have been invited to join a diversity team: What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Due to the fact that I have several disabilities (autism, hearing impairment, Learning disability, stroke survivor with long term effects), I have been asked to join a diversity team, focusing on ...
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Why can other people work abroad but my partner can't - is this discrimination?

My partner is really going through it at the moment... she works in the UK at a tech startup going through some fairly aggressive acquisition management changes, which are having affects on morale. ...
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Stuck at a top company that discriminates arbitrarily

I work for a big corporation that is one of the best in the business. I joined with a bunch of many other fresh graduates, at an offshore location. After joining, I found out that the firm had hired ...
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Management wants to promote wrong employee [closed]

I am leading a team of 7 in which 6 are men and one a woman. Finance and upper management teams have approved 1 promotion in my team. It is a difficult task to pick 1 out of 3 long-timers plus ...
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Software developers/engineers aged out? [closed]

A number of colleagues, and myself, were shown the door from Wall Street firms at around age 55. It has already been observed that the average age of a software developer according to Stack is about ...
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Servicing customers with disagreeable content [closed]

Our company recently accepted a contract to work with a US-based religious institution that is known for its conservative stance. For example, one of their tenets is that homosexuality is a sin. I ...
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I think I am being perceived as too junior in job interviews despite my experience. What can I do to prevent this?

I had an interview for a job where I had 2 years extra experience than they were asking for and a higher level qualification than what they asked. The feedback was that I seem very intelligent, ...
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(When) should you step in to defend a minority?

Top management at my company has decided to set up workshops to think about the future of the company, mixing together executives, low-level management (such as myself), shop-floor workers and "...
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How do I raise the issue of potential salary discrimination with my supervisor?

I am an Operations Manager for a small non-profit in Washington DC. Outside of the president, we have 5 employees. During the hiring process in late 2019, I attempted to negotiate an increase in ...
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Excluded from company award - maternity leave

My company gave yearly awards recently. I learned that my whole team got one for "great customer implementations". I'm on maternity leave which started in October but I did the same job as ...
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Might lose job and have no income due to insulting my coworker

I was one of the first people to join an online meeting with coworkers today. Usually, most attendees are up to 10 minutes later before the actual meeting gets started. One of my senior colleagues, ...
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Alienated by team manager

I currently am going through bad situation. Our manager was laid off and replaced by other manager which is way younger than previous one somewhere around mid 20s. Problem is that I often get ...
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How can I persuade my company's owner to change incoming resumes' names to neutral names to avoid unconsciously choosing the "better" names?

I would like to convince my company to neutralize resumes as soon as they receive them in order to prevent subconscious biases in the recruiter and others who only see the resume. Names on all ...
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Recruitment agencies not giving a fair chance to applicants

I have recently applied for a few jobs through recruitment agencies and i was left a little unimpressed with how they handled my applications In one case the job was advertised with a note "recent ...
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Manager blocking employee to rise and succeed

My boyfriend is working in a big tech company in the US. Once he joined and showed some good success and very fast contributions, his manager got a bit scared and started to contain him and making him ...
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Being reassigned from remote work back to the office to cover for someone who has concerns re corona virus

The entire office is being assigned to remote work at home which is what I did. But now I have to do a different job at the office. Only two of us have to. Is it legal for my federal employer to ...
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Biased manager in IT industry [closed]

My boyfriend who works in a US IT industry has a manager who is very biased towards certain country. He gangs up with them and gives them higher merit increase (he asked his colleague and he said the ...
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How to write a CV without any information an employer could discriminate against

I found a couple of questions dealing with the issue of not disclosing ones gender on your resume, but I'd like some information on how to write your resume so that it won't contain any information ...
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Are we wrong in feeling alienated by gender-specific clubs organizing company-wide events? [closed]

The company I work for recently sent out a company-wide invitation for an annual, upcoming STEM Day which includes workshops, prizes, speakers, and more - all around the theme of STEM (science, ...
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Do I have to use my legal name on my CV?

Name discrimination in job applications is rife in certain countries (The United Kingdom, France and Germany to name a few). As an applicant, can I change my name to a "native" one on my CV in order ...
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Being denied a promotion for personal reasons

The title is not great, but it was the best I could do. Also this will sound like a lie, but I am actually asking for a friend. :) Let's say that someone has a line manager that doesn't like him. ...
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Discrimination and differences of treatment

I belong to a team where some of the members are expats. Recently, one of the members made the request to work from his own country appealing that if the request was not accepted, he will resign. I'm ...
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How do I respectfully address new company initiative I disagree with?

I have been working at my company for about two years now. We are very diverse in all departments and have been very welcoming to all - several of my coworkers who are female / minority / etc. have ...
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How to ask employee with obscene sounding name to adopt "professional alias" [duplicate]

Is it possible for an individual, in the US, to get a "second name" or professional alias? In short, we have a sales engineer who immigrated to the US (on a 5 year visa while we work with him to help ...
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Can UK employer ask non-UK candidate about their marital status?

The company in question employs some people outside UK, I overheard a conversation with a manager and external staff where manager asked, maybe jokingly, to investigate potential staff's marital ...
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Did my colleague use a racial slur, or is this use of the word acceptable?

I heard a conversation near me at work where a manager told her colleague that one of the female colleagues have chinky eyes. The manager, the colleague and the female colleague are all not Asian. I ...
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I was reported to HR as being a satan worshiper

I'm not a satanist. I recently bought a phone case with the anti-possession star from the TV show Supernatural printed on it. It's a personal phone, but it's on my desk all day so I can see if I get a ...
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I was dismissed as a candidate for an abroad company after disclosing my disability

I live in Lebanon, A company abroad reached for me and offered a relocation visa to New Zeeland, I was so happy, to avoid surprises I disclosed that I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn't affect my ...
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Are children a reason to be rejected for a job?

After working for 5 years in an industrial environment I want to change to Academia. My CV matches the positions where I applied so far pretty well, but until now I have only received rejections. I ...
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Employees treated differently when asking for unpaid vacation

A colleague asked her manager for unpaid vacation for 6 months due to personal reasons (moving to another city/country). The manager and HR by extensions refused this although they allowed many ...
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Superior expressed xenophobic views when asking my opinion on applicants

The company I am working for (in IT) has recently published job openings in the area I am working in. My superior asked me, among other colleagues, to support him evaluating the applications, as we do ...
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Dealing with possible age discrimination in hiring

Today I overheard a conversation between a department head and a subordinate about a phone screen the subordinate had just performed. It was clear that the candidate had been rejected, for no other ...
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Problematic employee that can't be fired

I've recently been placed in charge of a software engineer who is considered a "problem" employee for a couple of reasons. The employee is not a capable people person. I believe he has a minor case of ...
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I was not told that I am on probation

I’m working for about 6 months now! I feel that I am discriminated in my work place but I cannot prove it. This is my first full time job and I never claimed that I am superexpwrienced but so far I ...
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Combating age discrimination as a 17 year old [closed]

Recently I've been getting a serious jump on my professional career now having worked at a Fortune 50 company last summer and currently working for a company which IPO'd a month ago. I've recently ...
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How to deal with a manager who frequently makes subtle, racist remarks about my religion and ethnic origin?

I'm muslim, brown, middle eastern, and no my name isn't actually Joe as my username suggests. My manager makes interesting comments. He normally intends these comments as something humourous but ...
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