Employment Law Attorneys Rock Springs WY

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.

James Corey Worthen
(307) 234-9345
201 North Wolcott Street
Casper, WY
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Insurance, Workers Compensation
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Wyoming

Drake D. Hill
(307) 234-1000
159 North Wolcott Street, Suite 200
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oil & Gas, Environmental, Tax, Employment, Litigation
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law
State Licensing
Wyoming

Charles S. Chapin
(307) 234-7321
First Interstate Bank Building, 104 South Wolcott Street, Suite 600
Casper, WY
Specialties
Commercial, State, Local And Municipal Law, Employment, Estate Planning, Health Care
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law
State Licensing
Wyoming

Andrea L. Richard
(307) 732-6680
199 East Pearl Avenue, Suite 102, P.O. Box 1245
Jackson, WY
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Construction, Employment
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Kansas
State Licensing
Wyoming

Michelle Lynn Bush
(307) 634-8891
204 East 22nd Street
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Banking, Business, Corporate, Employment, Health Care
Education
University of Oklahoma,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Wyoming

Robert Carl Jarosh
(307) 632-0541
P.O. Box 1083
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Wyoming,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Colorado, Wyoming

Michael B. Rosenthal
(307) 634-7723
2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 500, P.O. Box 1208
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, Media, Employment
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,Colorado College
State Licensing
Wyoming

Jeffery Scott Meyer
(307) 234-9345
201 North Wolcott Street
Casper, WY
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Employment
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law,Hastings College
State Licensing
Wyoming

Bradley Trent Cave
(307) 778-4200
2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 450, P.O. Box 1347
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Health Care
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Wyoming

James R. Bell
(307) 234-9345
201 North Wolcott Street
Casper, WY
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment, Real Estate
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Wyoming

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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