Employees are free to hire, fire, pay, and promote employees however they see fit, as long as they don’t base their decisions on race, age, gender, and other protected characteristics. Our society has been successful in eliminating a lot of workplace discrimination, but we still have a ways to go. Some employers continue to ignore state and federal discrimination laws and fail to create and enforce internal antidiscrimination policies.
Workplace discrimination can take many different forms, including the refusal to hire, failure to promote, wrongful disciplinary action, refusal to accommodate a religious practice, unfair termination, and inequality in compensation and benefits. As a worker, it’s important for you to know about your right to work in an environment free of unlawful discrimination based on specific personal characteristics, such as the following:
Discrimination in the workplace is a violation of one’s human rights. Specific examples of workplace discrimination may include underpaying a racial minority group or limiting their chances for advancement. Denying a woman of a promotional opportunity because of her sex would also be classified as discrimination. An employee who is terminated because of a disability could also pursue a workplace discrimination claim.
Workplace discrimination has devastating consequences, both for victims and employers. Employees may experience financial effects like lost wages and emotional problems resulting from harassment and workplace hostility. Workplace discrimination erodes employee morale, creates distrust, and gradually damages the workplace environment. Employers pay a high price when they allow discrimination to occur. In recent years, large companies have had to pay millions of dollars to compensate the victims of discrimination.
If you’re concerned about unfair treatment in the workplace, contact one of the experienced employee rights attorneys at Jones Law Group. We can advise you regarding the strength of your discrimination case and teach you ways to document unfair treatment at work. We understand that most victims of workplace discrimination would rather resolve their cases through a favorable settlement than through a lawsuit. We will work closely with you to determine what a successful outcome would be in your particular situation and then we will use our expertise to help you achieve your goals. Initially, we will try to resolve your claim through negotiation, mediation, a severance agreement, or other methods. If we are unable to settle your claim, we will aggressively present your claim in court and seek the compensation you deserve.
No employee should have to face discrimination at work. At Jones Law Group, we are committed to fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered discrimination in the workplace. Our experienced discrimination lawyers have helped many clients obtain justice and fair compensation. If you feel that your employer has discriminated against you, don’t accept the unjust treatment. An experienced attorney can help you fight for your rights. Call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our team.
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