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Former pre-school teacher accuses Google of gender discrimination

Early childhood educators in West Virginia help shape the minds of young children, giving them the strongest possible foundation for future learning experiences. While teaching is not exactly known for being a well-paid profession, former female Google employees claim that the tech giant paid them less than their male counterparts. One teacher recently joined a discrimination suit against the company, which is hardly the first claim of gender discrimination it has faced.

Office of Compliance paid $17 million for discrimination claims

The federal government is often looked to for guidance regarding a wide array of matters, including how to treat employees. While both federal and West Virginia state laws strictly prohibit workplace discrimination based on a number of factors -- such as gender, disability and race -- this type of unacceptable behavior is rampant across many work places. This includes the highest level of the government.

Discrimination survey finds many women still paid less than men

Despite improvements in West Virginia employment law, women still deal with unfair treatment in the workplace. A study from the Pew Research Center interviewed thousands of employed men and women, asking them about discrimination they had experienced while on the job. It concluded that women face approximately eight types of gender-specific discrimination at work.

Former cafeteria worker wins discrimination suit

Many West Virginia employees avoid filing work-related complaints with their employers out of fear of retaliation. Although illegal, workplace discrimination is still an ongoing issue. Unfortunately, those who make valid complaints are often hit the hardest, facing incidents of harassment, discrimination and even wrongful termination.

Defense agency agreed discrimination happened, denied cause

Virtually all working parents in West Virginia contend with the same, overwhelming issue -- child care. Finding appropriate and affordable child care can be incredibly difficult, but one out-of-state woman thought she found a possible solution when she requested to telecommute once a week. Now, her discrimination lawsuit against the Defense Security Service is advancing in a federal court.

Discrimination against attractive people? Science says it happens

Past research has often indicated that physically attractive job candidates in West Virginia are more likely to be selected during the hiring process. However, a new study claims that those findings are not entirely accurate. While those who are considered traditionally attractive might have an easier time finding higher-level jobs, they might also face discrimination when seeking lower-paying positions.

Despite employment law, workplace harassment continues

Virtually everyone wants to feel safe in their place of employment. A safe work environment, free from unwanted attention and physical contact from others, is essential for the well-being and health of all workers in West Virginia. Unfortunately, recent national issues revealed that many women still face harassment in the workplace, even though they are protected from such action under employment law.

Women claim discrimination in company's hiring practices

Most people in West Virginia agree that job applicants should be measured by their accomplishments and qualifications, but this is sadly not always the case. Many employers still engage in discriminatory hiring practices. This type of ongoing discrimination violates employment law and the rights of job applicants.

Officer files suit over alleged pregnancy discrimination

Women in West Virginia often worry over when to tell their employer that they are pregnant. Although protected by federal law, pregnant women continue to face discrimination from their employers. An out-of-state police officer recently filed suit against her employer after what she says was repeated discriminatory behavior.

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