Discrimination in the Workplace
It is against the law to discriminate against an employee’s gender,
race, sexual orientation, age, religion, disabilities, or national origin
in the workplace. Employees and prospective employees are protected against
prejudicial treatment, so if you believe you are being discriminated against
by an employer, it is crucial to understand your rights and to take the
What Should I Do?
Countless individuals are subjected to discrimination in the workplace
every year and, fortunately, the law is on your side. However, victims
of discrimination often fear employer retaliation, which is why many incidents
go unreported. Your right to report discrimination in the workplace is
protected by federal law, so although taking action might seem daunting,
it is your right to do so as long as it is done in good faith.
Below are some of the steps you can take if you believe you are being discriminated
against at work:
Keep a journal: One isolated incident is often not enough to substantiate a discrimination
claim, so keep a journal to make a note of any of the discriminatory behaviors
and actions you encounter at work. Include the date, time, location, and
names of who was involved.
Seek legal counsel from an employment law attorney before reporting incidents: It’s best to seek legal counsel prior to reporting any incidents.
If your employer takes insufficient action or no action at all, you need
to start thinking of your other options with your attorney
Your very next step should be to hire legal counsel: Unfortunately, the involvement of an employment law attorney, who is an
expert in in antidiscrimination and antiretaliation laws, is often what
it takes for an employer to realize the severity and seriousness of an
If your employer retaliates against you for filing a discrimination complaint,
document the behavior by keeping copies of all correspondence, including
emails, letters, texts, or anything else that might prove you were being
retaliated against. For example, if your previous performance reviews
were stellar and, after your complaint, your ratings dropped considerably,
this may be retaliation.
Reach Out to an Experienced Employment Law Attorney Today!
If you are being discriminated against at work due to race, sex, gender,
disability, illness or any of the other aforementioned reasons, you need
to contact the team at the Chavez Law Firm to obtain the knowledgeable
legal guidance you need to protect your rights as an employee. Our law
firm is backed by more than two decades of experience and a proven track
record of success, so you can feel confident in our ability to handle
your workplace discrimination case.
Call our law office at (915) 996-9173 to schedule an initial case review
with a member of our team to learn more about your legal options and how
we can assist you.
[VE1]No. It’s best to seek legal counsel prior to reporting any incidents.