There are many unfortunate truths about the working world. One of these is that no matter how old you are or what type of work you do, you can encounter a bully in the workplace. Workplace bullies are a lot like schoolyard bullies – they prey on their peers’ sense of self esteem in an… Read More

This year, you owe it to yourself to invest in your career. Investing in your future career stability and success is never a losing prospect – no matter what you choose to do, you will be a stronger, better-equipped individual for it. And usually, the investments you make in your career now will pay you… Read More

Your workplace should always have a first aid kit readily available. If anybody is injured in the workplace, he or she should receive first aid as soon as possible. Then, the victim or an advocate for him or her should ensure that he or she receives professional medical attention and that the accident is reported… Read More

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