Discrimination and Harassment Based on a Protected Characteristic Is Prohibited
Several Federal, State and Local laws protect against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. When you are employed by a covered employer, the law protects you from discriminatory behavior or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, sex disability, pregnancy, religion and other protected characteristics. Equality and freedom form the foundation of our civil system, and violations of these basic principles should be treated with swiftness and severity. Have you been treated unfairly in the workplace? Has a manager, co-worker or other business associate used your color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, pregnancy or protected characteristics to impose negative consequences on you or alienate you from the group?
Discrimination Is Not Uncommon
Workplace discrimination can take many different forms, and employees often may not realize its lasting effects. Many times discrimination is uncorrected because the victim is too frightened to speak up or it may sometimes be hard to prove.
What does workplace discrimination look like?
Typically, Discrimination occurs when an employer denies a job, promotion or disciplines or discharges based on a protected characteristic. A protected characteristic can be a person’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or pregnancy. Additionally, sometimes an employee notices subtle differences in treatment between employees. Furthermore, employers do not punish some employees for misconduct but do punish minority employees for engaging in the same misconduct. Sometimes, it is not so subtle and an employer may announce that it is treating people in a disparate manor.
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