If you face discrimination in the workplace, it’s vital to report the wrongdoings you experience. Unfortunately, many employees don’t report discrimination because they are worried that it will lead to employment termination and other issues.
Before you fear an employer, make sure you recognize your rights as an employee.
Retaliation Is Illegal
California is an at-will work state, meaning that employers can fire an employee for any legitimate reason. As such, many employees feel like they will lose their job if they report discrimination, especially if there’s no direct evidence. Employers may try to fire someone for their work performance, but there may be an underlying reason.
If you file a report against your employer for discrimination and he or she fires you, the suspicious timing may be enough to prove retaliation. Retaliation is subject to compensation and potential reinstatement if you want to return to your job.
Always Report Discrimination
Don’t fear retaliation. You have rights as an employee, and you can protect those rights with the right legal team. Report any discrimination you experience to avoid encountering an uncomfortable or unsafe work environment.
Report discrimination as soon as you can and get a lawyer on your side to safeguard your rights. The sooner you act, the more you can show evidence of discrimination and pursue the outcome you deserve.
In 2019, cases of discrimination involved retaliation (39,110 cases), race (23,976 cases), disability (24,238 cases), sex (23,532 cases), and age (15,573 cases). You should never have to suffer in the workplace because an employer is discriminating against you.
At Barkhordarian Law Firm, we work on your behalf. Our Los Angeles attorneys understand employment law and how it can impact your life. Our goal is to help you protect your rights as an employee and pursue justice when you’ve been wronged. Let our team be there for you.