How Should Employees Address Discrimination at Work?

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Employment Discrimination (also known as workplace discrimination) involves unfair treatment based on one’s religion, race, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), nationality, genetic information, or age (ages 40 and older).

Workplace discrimination can also take the form of harassment, asking improper questions, denying reasonable workplace changes (based on one’s religious beliefs or disability), or retaliation (because an employee complained about job discrimination or assisted with a discrimination investigation or lawsuit). 

Workplace discrimination should be reported to a supervisor or to the human resources department as soon as possible.  However, your first step should involve contacting an employment lawyer

Why? Because after receiving a complaint, many employers require that specific actions are taken to protect the company.  For instance, supervisors and Human Resource Representatives have a duty to protect the company’s best interests.  Your employer may also hire attorneys to help further protect themselves and guide their actions following your complaint.  You need someone in your corner too!  An employment lawyer will guide you through the process, help you gather and/or preserve evidence, and fight back when needed. 

Time is not on your side if you are a victim of workplace discrimination.  The law imposes strict deadlines to file claims.  Yet, many people have serious concerns about complaining to management or filing a claim.  If this is you, please complete the form below to begin booking your consultation.  We can talk you through the pros and cons and help you make an informed decision.