Other Discrimination Related to the Workplace

Managers and HR officers must also be aware of other anti-discrimination laws, some of which pose unique challenges for employers. Often, the laws require you to balance the rights of one employee against the rights of another employee.

This section discusses some common issues that you face when you want to impose standards on employees.‚Äč

  • Discrimination Versus Free Speech

    Discrimination Versus Free SpeechAn employee who uses racial slurs at work may argue that requiring him to refrain from doing so violates his free speech rights.  More »

  • Dress Standards

    Dress StandardsRequiring reasonable dress and grooming standards of employees is not a discriminatory practice.  More »

  • Height and Weight Standards

    Height and Weight StandardsYou cannot establish height or weight standards that discriminate against protected classes.  More »