Do you believe that you were discriminated against on the job? This can happen in many different ways and for many different reasons. For instance, the discrimination could be based on your gender, race, age or something else entirely. It could also have many different impacts on your career or simply your day-to-day work environment.
The first place to start, then, is by examining what discrimination looks like and the common forms it takes. A few examples include:
- You do not get paid as much as someone else who does the same job that you do. For instance, perhaps you’re working as a car salesperson and you find out that the male sales workers make more in commission than the female workers, regardless of experience.
- You get denied for promotions and can’t advance. You may have worked hard for years to show that you were valuable to the company, and it’s devastating to see others passing you by on the corporate ladder when they have done less.
- You get fired for things that others are allowed to do. For instance, perhaps the white workers come in to work late all the time and no one says anything, but the African American workers just get one warning and then they get fired.
- You don’t get the same benefits as everyone else. Even if your pay is the same, you don’t get the same health insurance, pension plan, stock options or something else along these lines.
In essence, this is all just about fair and equal treatment. That’s what all workers deserve and those who do not get it need to know what legal options they have.