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Age discrimination (sometimes called ageism) means treating people less favorably because of their age. In the workplace, this commonly happens when an employer favors a younger worker over an older one. In some cases, age discrimination is unlawful. If your organization has 20 or more employees...

An adverse action is any action an employer takes that negatively affects an employee. These include discipline, termination, demotion, reduced pay, and reduced hours. In certain circumstances, a transfer or change in job duties could also be an adverse action. Adverse actions are often warranted. Employees,...

Protected classes—also sometimes called protected characteristics—come from anti-discrimination law. We talk about them with respect to employment laws, but they also come into play in housing and education. The classes and characteristics protected by federal law include race, color, age (over 40), sex, sexual orientation, gender...

President Biden has made Juneteenth (June 19) a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Private employers may choose to close for the day or offer premium pay, but no federal law requires that they do so. Some employers in Massachusetts,...

Reminder: the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open—the collection had been delayed because of COVID-19. Employers that are required to file have until Monday, July 19, 2021, to submit both years of data. Pay data is not required. Employers should visit the newly...