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Important Office Etiquette

The common workplace can be an exciting mix of people doing their tasks. With such a varied combination of different personalities and behaviors, a workplace can either be a dream to work in. For some people, it can also be a nightmare. In order to keep the workplace more manageable for everybody, there are office […]

Weight Discrimination At The Workplace

Weight discrimination at the workplace is one of the more common job-related issues faced by overweight employees. But unfortunately, it is also one of the issues that are more likely being neglected or not addressed fully by the government. While there have been laws and rules that have been enacted to address discrimination against women, […]

Sexual Harassment Toward Men in the Workplace

Defying long-held assumptions about sexual harassment in the workplace, more and more men are reporting harassment either by male or female colleagues. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment cases reported by men account for 15.4% of the total 12,025 charges in 2006. In 2005, the figure was 14.3% compared to 11.6% in the middle of 1990s. This shows that sexual harassment toward men in the workplace is on the rise.The tale of the male secretary24-year-o…

Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

If you are Muslim and you work in a workplace where most are Christians, or a Jew invited to the company’s “pork roast picnic,” satisfying your religious obligations and your office duties can be a difficult balance.Federal laws in the United States mandates that employers should accommodate religious practices of their employees at the least cost to the employer, whose only duty is to provide a reasonable accommodation without undue hardship. This means that it is best for the company to accomm…

Diversity of Religion at the Workplace

Workplace etiquette dictates that it is impolite to talk about religion. However, with more and more offices becoming culturally and religiously diverse, more often than not you have an colleague whose religion is different from yours. And when you work closely with them, it is natural to be curious about different practices.So instead of asking too much, it would be better if you research about other religions first. Here are some basic facts.Different religions dress differently Although the K…