Discrimination in the workplace is something that nobody should have to deal with. It is wrong, and the federal government prohibits it. If you look at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you can see a list of the types of workplace discrimination that are prohibited.
When most people think of workplace discrimination, they think about race or gender discrimination. Those are wrong, but they are by no means the only kinds of discrimination that occur.
You may need a discrimination attorney in Torrance. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we want to help you understand discrimination in the workplace.
What Types of Discrimination Exist?
Workplace discrimination takes many forms and racial and gender discrimination are only two types.
If you’ve been let go because of your age or have been passed over for a job or promotion because of a disability, you may have experienced discrimination.
If anyone has questioned your ethnic or religious background in your workplace, you have experienced discrimination.
If a company will not hire a woman, or pays her less because there is a chance she may get pregnant, they are discriminating.
Treating someone differently because of the way they look, what religion they practice, their age or disability is wrong. It is discrimination and prohibited by federal law.
Results of Discrimination
Sometimes a person that is discriminated against is fired for the reasons we discussed above. In those cases, many people realize they have been treated unfairly and seek legal recourse.
We also want you to know that, just because a person isn’t fired, doesn’t mean that they aren’t being treated unfairly. Workplace discrimination can create a hostile work environment and that is not okay. Often, instead of firing someone, coworkers and supervisors will make employees feel uncomfortable and unwanted. They will continue their discrimination until the person quits.
Just because someone quits and is not terminated doesn’t mean that they relinquish their rights appropriate recourse. That being said, just because someone chooses to stay at a job where they are being discriminated against doesn’t mean that they have to accept bad treatment.
At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we recognize that it is not always possible for people to leave their jobs because they are being discriminated against. Often, people must stay in hostile workplaces because they need to support themselves and their families. They simply don’t have any other options. It can be a scary thing to have to make the choice between being discriminated against or feeding your family.
It’s not a fair choice to have to make and we don’t want you to have to make it.
What To Do
Remember, federal law is on your side, and so are we.
If you think you’ve been discriminated against in your workplace, contact us at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994. Our discrimination attorneys in Torrance will make sure your concerns are heard and all of your options are evaluated. We will help you take the next step forward so that you don’t have to be uncomfortable at your job anymore.