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Is Workplace Discrimination Really A Problem

February 15, 2019 Admin Workplace Discrimination

Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in the workplace. This includes being safe from physical harm as well as non-physical harm. Over the last year, we have heard so much about how the workplace is still changing when it comes to sexual harassment. The “Me Too” movement has highlighted so many areas that still need work.

But what about other types of discrimination? Are they still a problem in the workplace?

Yes, they certainly are. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are here to help anyone who has been illegally discriminated against in their workplace. Our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorney, call us today.

Who Is Discriminated Against

Historically and now, many groups of people have faced workplace discrimination. Both state and federal law bar discrimination against employees based on the following factors:

  • Race or color
  • Ethnicity or nationality
  • Gender or sexual identity
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Religion (or lack of religion)
  • Age
  • And more

Historically, people who fall into those groups face workplace difficulties. If we look at the statistics from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, we can see that there are still plenty of reports of discrimination annually. For 2017, the latest reporting year, over 84,000 instances of workplace discrimination were reported to the federal government.

Many people think that discrimination in the workplace is not a big deal, but the people who think that have likely never experienced it firsthand. It can completely devastate a person emotionally and psychologically. Many people who are discriminated against do not have the option of quitting their job and they fear reporting the discrimination to their supervisor. They think that if they do so they could face retaliation or even termination from their job.

Discrimination shows up in different ways. Sometimes it is verbal or visibly apparent in the form of insults or derogatory phrases. In many cases, discrimination is not so obvious by still present. Often, it shows up in terms of job assignments, a lack of promotion, pay discrepancies, and layoffs.

Where You Can Turn For Help

If you think you are being discriminated against in your current workplace or if you experienced discrimination in your former workplace, seek legal assistance. You may be eligible for compensation. This could mean:

  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Reinstatement to your job
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages
  • And more

At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to investigate your case and get to work on your behalf. The only way to stomp out discrimination in the workplace is to call it out and bring it to light. When you need a Los Angeles discrimination attorney, you can contact us by calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.

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