According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment discrimination generally exists where an employer treats an applicant or employee less favorably because of a person's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
As an employee of a company, you have the right to a workplace that is entirely free of any form of discrimination. Educating yourself on workplace discrimination and what it can look like is essential because some forms are apparent, while others are harder to recognize.
How Do I Know If My Employer is Discriminating Against me?
Discrimination does not have to be intentional to be illegal, so it can take many forms. There are typically two types of workplace discrimination that the law does not allow:
- Disparate Treatment - This occurs when an employer treats one of their applicants or employees less favorably than someone else who is situated similarly because of their color, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or a disability they may have.
- Disparate Impact - This occurs when an employer has policies or practices that appear to be fair and fairly applied. However, they still negatively impact members of a certain race, sex, or ethnic group.
Signs of Workplace Discrimination
Being aware of the signs associated with workplace discrimination is beneficial because it can allow you to identify any discrimination that may be taking place at your job. Some of the most common signs of this type of discrimination include the following:
- Harsh or demeaning communications
- Unequal pay
- Lack of diversity
- Unjust disciplinary actions
- Unfair promotions
- Inappropriate questions during job interviews
Contact a Skilled Attorney
Being a victim of workplace discrimination can be difficult, especially when you fear your boss will retaliate against you if you decide to take action. Don't be afraid. You are entitled to a workplace environment that is free of discrimination. Here at Barkhordarian Law Firm, we have a team of attorneys dedicated to sticking by your side during your time of need. Our attorneys have years of experience and know what it takes to fight for cases like yours. Let us be your guide.
Contact us today at (888) 514-5112 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.