Though we’re all created the same, we’ve long been plagued by discrimination based on a few superficial differences. Today, we like to think that we’ve cultivated a tolerant society, but sometimes that isn’t the case—a fact that is often made clear in the workplace. Here are a few ways in which discrimination in the workplace can take place:
Under state and federal law, it is illegal to discriminate against employees based on their race, gender, religion, age, and a number of other characteristics. If an employer won’t even consider hiring a certain group of people based on one of these factors, then the company is using discriminatory practices.
According to the law, one group of people should not be paid more or less for doing the same job as another group. If you believe that you are receiving a lower wage because of your race or gender, then contact an attorney as soon as possible.
If you hear someone making obscene or insulting jokes about your race, gender, or any other characteristic, then you don’t have to stand for it. If the harassment is coming from your coworkers, then alert your supervisor immediately. If it’s coming from you superior, then enlist the help of a skilled attorney.
If you get fired and your employers don’t give you a satisfying reason as to why, then there’s a good chance that it’s another example of discrimination. As soon as you can, consult with an attorney to find out if you have a legitimate case.
No one should be made to feel uncomfortable about who he or she is. If you’re the victim of discrimination in the workplace, then contact the Santilli Law Group. We have years of experience and can help you seek the justice you deserve. Give us a call today at (888) 319-6979, and take one step closer to fairness in the workplace.
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