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Employment Law Attorneys Wasilla AK

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.

Galen Gerald Cook
(509) 868-3023
Po Box 80093
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Business, Employment, General Practice, Administrative Law, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Nacole Heslep
(907) 729-1900
4000 Ambassador Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Corporate, Health Care, Native Peoples Law, Employment
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Redlands
State Licensing
Alaska, Washington

David Tyler Mcgee
(907) 257-7838
1031 W 4th Ave Ste 600
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Employment, Telecommunications
State Licensing
Washington

Thomas Miles Daniel
(907) 263-6950
1029 W 3rd Ave Ste 300
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Appeals
Education
VANDERBILT
State Licensing
Tennessee

Marc Douglas Bond
(907) 263-7813
3800 Centerpoint Dr Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Employment
State Licensing
Washington

Lisa Marie Decora
(907) 729-1311
9760 Arlene Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Native Peoples Law, Health Care, Employment, Government
State Licensing
Washington

Jennifer Mary Coughlin
(907) 777-7032
420 L St Ste 400
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Renea Irene Saade
(907) 258-0106
745 W 4th Ave Ste 502
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Banking, Employment, General Practice, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Richard Andrew Curtin
(907) 339-6600
3900 C St Ste 401
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Employment, Government, Administrative Law
State Licensing
Washington

Randall Gene Simpson
(907) 563-8844
3000 "A" St #300
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
UC Hastings COL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California, Washington

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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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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