State and federal law provide a number of protections for employees in Virginia to safeguard individual rights in the workplace. Despite these guarantees, many employees feel discriminated against in the workplace in light of an employer’s hiring and firing practices or general business decisions. Dealing with discrimination in the workplace can be overwhelming and difficult to handle.
As the country’s largest private employer, Walmart provides jobs to a full percent of working Americans. It also constantly receives backlash for allegations of employment law violations. From withholding back wages for overtime to nonexempt employees to underpaying women and providing them with few opportunities for advancement, the retail giant does not hold the best reputation as an employer. Most recently, the company has been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing a dedicated employee of 15 years who happens to have Down syndrome.