How to Handle Employment Discrimination

Employment discriminationDealing with employment discrimination in the workplace has become all too frequent in recent years. Employment discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly due to one of many different variables including age, sex, religion, and much more. It can occur in numerous different situations leaving you feeling uncomfortable and unprotected. Here is how to handle employment discrimination and what you can do about it.

Recognizing Employment Discrimination

The first step to taking a stand against employment discrimination is being able to recognize it, as it can come in different forms. Federal laws prohibit employment discrimination against people so knowing your rights is important. People can face employment discrimination due to their skin color, disability, military service, pregnancy, and more.

In many situations, an employer may try to wave off employment discrimination as harmless play or an unintentional mistake, so it is important to be able to distinguish the differences.

Some ways you may be able to classify employment discrimination is when something inappropriate occurs, such as someone making offensive comments or jokes. Unwelcome sexual advances, innuendos, racial slurs, and derogatory religious remarks also constitute discrimination and harassment.

Dealing With Employment Discrimination

There are a few steps you should follow if you feel like you are being discriminated against or harassed in the workplace. Some steps you can take after experiencing employment discrimination include:

  • Keeping a written history of discriminatory acts
  • Maintaining records of any reports you file
  • Speaking with an attorney
  • Make your employer aware of the situation
  • Filing a written report with HR

If you feel as though you need to pursue legal action, an experienced attorney will be able to guide you during the entire process and provide you with legal advice to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Contact Us Today

At McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, located in Miami Shores, FL, our team of attorneys strives to help you receive the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one has experienced employment discrimination, give us a call at 305-751-8556 to schedule an appointment.

We also have offices in Glens Falls and Chestertown, NY, and are happy to serve you in any of our locations.


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