Employees have the right to work without being discriminated against. While many people know that this protection is enforced during an employment period, some people might not realize that it also extends to the hiring period.
Employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against people who apply for positions. Protected statuses include disability, pregnancy, race, gender, religion and age. Anyone who thinks that they have been discriminated against during the hiring process should find out the options they have for taking action.
During employment, employees are also protected from discrimination. This means that employers can’t bypass an employee for more desirable shifts, promotions, work perks and raises based on a protected status. Employees who are subjected to this type of discrimination can also take legal action.
We know that you might not want to rock the boat with your employer, especially if you still work there. We can help you to learn about the options that you have for addressing the discrimination.
People who have a disability have some protections with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means that employers should learn about what rights employees have under this act so that they can ensure they are in compliance with the act.
No matter what type of discrimination is occurring at your place of work, you don’t have to sit back and take it. You can take action to let your employer know that the business must comply with all applicable laws that ban discrimination.This includes state laws and federal laws that address these issues. We can help you to determine how you are going to handle the problems.