Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination "because of sex." Does that include closely related concepts such as gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation?
A Virginia-based stone contracting company has been ordered to pay $40,000 in relation to a claim that it was involved in discrimination against a worker based on his national origin, religion and color.
Employees in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have rights to take leave under both state law and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The laws pertain to leaves associated with the employee's health or medical condition, or that of an employee's family members. Often, either the employer or the employee is not exactly sure how these rights work.
In the United States, employees are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, while sexual harassment is strictly prohibited, many metro Washington, D.C., residents know that it does still happen.