Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination on the basis of religion is illegal for most United States employers. One form of discrimination employers can commit is refusing to provide reasonable accommodations when employees seek them due to religious needs. If a requested accommodation would create an undue hardship for the… Read More


No employer can bar you from working during your pregnancy. As a pregnant individual, you have the right to seek work, start a new job, and work for as long as you are comfortable working before your due date. In the time between conception and your child’s birth, your body will change in new, often… Read More


Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is illegal for most employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of physical or mental disability. This law also grants individuals with disabilities the right to seek reasonable accommodations from their employers to make it possible for them to perform their jobs. A reasonable… Read More


If you have ever felt unsure about what to wear to work, relax: you are not alone. Many individuals in every industry face this same dilemma. Knowing how to dress appropriately for work can be especially difficult if your new job is in a different field or at a different level than the jobs you… Read More


Many job seekers stress about the gaps in their employment history. Although you might be tempted to hide these gaps from prospective employers with creative resume formatting or even outright lies, it is far better for you to explain these gaps and emphasize your commitment to advancing your career with these employers.   Tell the… Read More


In 2010, the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law went into effect. This federal law created new requirements for employers to protect nursing mothers’ right to privately pump their breasts when needed. All employers, regardless of size, are required to comply with this law. It granted nursing mothers the following rights in the workplace: You… Read More