Discrimination is still very common in the workplace. There are many forms of discrimination which are illegal under state and federal law.
- Race discrimination
- Color discrimination (typically a difference in skin shade within the same race)
- Religious discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Discrimination against transgender persons
- Age discrimination
- Sexual harassment
Discrimination occurs when individuals are treated differently from other groups in the workplace. Example 1: black employees are fired for a work rule violation and white employees violate the same rule but are not fired. Example 2: men get paid higher wages than women who perform the same job. Example 3: older workers are fired and replaced with less qualified younger workers.
If you face discrimination in the workplace, the Law Offices of Jason E Taylor can help you fight to protect your rights.Report Discrimination Immediately to Your Boss and Human Resoures
If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination it is important to immediately report the discrimination to your supervisor and to Human Resources. In order to hold employers liable for discrimination, the organization must be aware of the discrimination; and the only way to make your employer aware of the discrimination is to report it to management.People who Complain About Discrimination are Protected
Many workers are afraid to report discrimination claims. They don’t want to get in trouble. This is a mistake. Federal and state laws protect employees who complain about discrimination. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint.Never Quit Your Job When You are Being Discriminated Against
Many employees quit their jobs over discrimination. This can be a mistake. Quitting can sometimes make the discrimination claim harder to prove in court. The law forbids discrimination and employees can be in a stronger position to fight the discrimination from within the organization while still employed.If You are the Victim of Discrimination-Consult an Attorney Immediately
The deadlines for filing discrimination claims are much shorter than the typical legal claim. People who have been the victim of discrimination must also file charges with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or similar state agencies before they can file a lawsuit. The deadline for filing a discrimination charge can be as short as 180 days from when the discriminatory act occurred-180 days from the termination, or 180 days from the first act of harassment.
The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor is available to meet with victims of discrimination, help them evaluate their claims and help these victims of discrimination file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and similar state agencies. Too, in those cases the EEOC does not pursue the claim, The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor can fight it for you.