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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

An I obligated to attend this workshop? If it is paid and on company time, and part of a larger initiative and not just you personally, then yes. You are. I know you cannot discriminate against ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

An I obligated to attend this workshop? I suppose at it's ultimate distillation no you're not - you aren't a slave or indentured servant and you can always vote with your feet if you find a ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

Why wouldn't you attend? Your workplace is giving you the opportunity, and the time (paid) to do it. You might find that your understanding of this topic is not as comprehensive as you think and as a ...
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Is this racial discrimination and do I have a case?

Absent further information - I do not think this is Racial Discrimination I have heard that story countless times in countless organizations. New hires get fancy new equipment, existing staff have ...
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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

It's good pay and I need the job, and I would like to go back to work there, but I don't feel like they're being fair telling me that I'm not being hired because of my background. I think that that's ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

First, there is no "reverse discrimination" unless you can demonstrate that your employer singles out people with some protected characteristics to go to that workshop and that going to this ...
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Clothing/body discrimination

Can the employer require a specific dress code at work, even a "uniform" of kinds? Yes, they can. Can they require you to wear a specific size? Yes, as long it it physically fits you, they ...
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Clothing/body discrimination

The problem with these sorts of claims is that the line between justifiable and discrimination is exceedingly blurry. At one of the spectrum, you have a latex, skin-tight nurses outfit - a Company ...
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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 was wondering if as long as the person who drives me has that type of insurance required if I could get the promotion or if I would be denied since I am not the one who is driving? Have you asked ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

I am a heterosexual male. I know you cannot discriminate against people for their race, religion or sexual orientation but I feel like this is reverse discrimination in making me have to attend this ...
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Should I write about my settlement with government employer

What do you expect the possible employer's reaction to be? I would worry that "this guy sounds like he might be hard to work with if we ever disagree" might trump "this guy stood up for ...
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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

Firstly: they can hire/not hire whoever they choose. You have zero proof of there being any discrimination so no you have no recourse. Now to address your suspicions: there are multiple things that ...
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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

All that you were told after being terminated was that you could apply later, perhaps as a courtesy and path to the least amount of conflict/friction. That wasn't any guarantee that you'd be hired if ...
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What else can be done to manage work stress and mental health issues?

If your "healthcare provider" is a medical doctor or psychiatrist (someone with a Ph.D and licenses to practice medicine), then you should do the following: You should try to get an official ...
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Is this racial discrimination and do I have a case?

You should ask a lawyer. Argument for: you were the only person treated this way and the only black person. Argument against: you were fired for a performance-related reason after a PIP (Performance ...
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Is this racial discrimination and do I have a case?

Is this racial discrimination and do I have a case? No, you have nothing in your question that would convince me that it's racial discrimination, let alone stand up in a legal sense.
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Should I write about my settlement with government employer

voters need to know the facts I doubt this is true. The question is "why"? If certain agencies are continually getting sued, and productivity suffers, that will reflect poorly on ...
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How to word an email about discrimination and ableism

Have conversations about these types of things in person, not via email. It seems appealing to be able to define and refine your words in a written document, but it will come off as sterile and ...
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Should I write about my settlement with government employer

If such a piece were to gain traction (or even feature prominently in a Google search of your name) then it may have an impact on your prospects. Some will view it negatively, to the extent where they ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

Is it a waste of time, maybe, but it's your employers time to waste. We as employees do sell our labour and our time to the highest bidder. They are entitled to spend the time they bought of you how ...
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Do I have to attend a "Queer Town" workshop?

If your employer is paying for your time during the workshop, and your work there merely involves passively hearing a presentation, then there are probably no grounds for objection. Management have ...
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