Employment Law Attorneys Gardnerville NV

While there are no published studies focusing on Singles profiling in job interviews, marital status is certainly a subject an employer should not ask about. There are several categories which employers must avoid because basing an employment decision on any one of them is discriminatory: Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Birthplace, Age, Disability and, Marital/family status.

Peter Robert Knapp
(775) 265-1575
1097 Meadowlark Cir
Gardnerville, NV
Specialties
Business, Employment
Education
Univ of Oregon SOL,Univ of California Santa Cruz
State Licensing
California

Nancy Jo Thompson
(775) 586-9500
1663 US Hwy 395 N Ste 201
Minden, NV
Specialties
Employment, Intellectual Property
Education
New Coll of CA SOL,Univ of Texas
State Licensing
California

Austin Amanda Quinn-Davidson
(775) 588-4547
128 Market St, Po Box 5310
Stateline, NV
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate
Education
UC Davis SOL King Hall,Univ of California Santa Barbara
State Licensing
California

William Alfred Richmond
(530) 694-2971
P O Box 248
Markleeville, CA
Specialties
Employment
Education
UC Hastings COL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California

Lewis S Feldman
(775) 588-5311
P O Box 1249
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Business, Employment, Real Estate
Education
Loyola Law School,Pepperdine Univ
State Licensing
California

Karen L. Winters
(775) 782-7933
P.O. Box 1987
Minden, NV
Specialties
Employment, Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Real Estate, Business
Education
Golden Gate University School of Law,University of Nevada-Reno
State Licensing
Nevada

Dominique Michel Etchegoyhen
(775) 338-9840
Po Box 2469
Minden, NV
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate
Education
Golden Gate Univ SOL,Univ of Colorado Boulder
State Licensing
California

Joanne Susan Marchetta
(775) 589-5226
128 Market St, Po Box 5310
Stateline, NV
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of Michigan,Catholic U of Amer Columbus SOL
State Licensing
California

Kara Levonne Thiel
(775) 588-5311
182 US Hwy 50, Po Box 1249
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,Georgia Inst of Tech
State Licensing
California

Ana Rochelle Nason
(530) 541-5388
955 Emerald Bay Rd
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Employment
Education
UC Hastings COL,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

Single Profiling, Is There Such a Thing?

Q: I saw a news story about Mommy profiling at job interviews. I've felt that there has been Singles profiling in some of my job interviews. Is that legal?

 

While there are no published studies focusing on Singles profiling in job interviews, marital status is certainly a subject an employer should not ask about. There are several categories which employers must avoid because basing an employment decision on any one of them is discriminatory: Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Birthplace, Age, Disability and, Marital/family status. Clearly the primary issue in this last category is most often focused on protecting women with children or planning to have children and persons with family obligations that an employer might perceive would get in the way of work hours. While an employer may ask about your availability, they are not entitled to ask about your family circumstances.

Though marital status discrimination is not covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many government employees may be protected by other provisions including the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), and a number of states and cities have statutes or ordinances specifically prohibiting marital status discrimination. While an employer may discuss availability or general plans for the future to gauge a person's commitment level, one cannot ask about pregnancy plans, lack thereof or marital status even if the inquiries as to marital status are to establish perceived home stability. And if you have a loved one at home for whom you are the sole caretaker, that is also off limits as far as inquiries.

Singles in the workplace often find that they are "volunteered" or requested to work overtime or additional hours, as opposed to others in the office, that may or may not be compensated. This too is an inappropriate request/demand by an employer, and if you feel uncomfortable with this circumstance you are encouraged to speak to a Human Resources manager about your concerns. As marital status discrimination in the workplace can be a gray area, it is also suggested that you document any perceived indiscretion so that should you need to seek legal counsel you will be armed with proper documentation of your claims.

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