From our offices in the Detroit area, Akeel & Valentine, PLC serves clients nationwide.

From our offices in the Detroit area, Akeel & Valentine, PLC serves clients nationwide.

What is Workplace Discrimination?

by | Feb 7, 2017 | Uncategorized

Workplace discrimination is the treatment of employees either by employers or fellow employees, in which the victim is punished or harassed on an unethical and illegal basis. Although workplace discrimination is illegal on both the state and federal levels, it is an unfortunate reality in many workplaces. Sadly, the effects of discrimination in the workplace can be severe.

Seven Common Forms of Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination can be conducted in many ways. All of them are illegal. Here are the seven of the most common types of illegal discrimination in the workplace:

  1. Race
  2. Religion / Creed
  3. Sex
  4. Sexual Orientation
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Country of Origin
  7. Disability

Have you been Discriminated Against?

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, sexually harassed, or unfairly punished at work, you need to know what your rights are. An employment attorney can review your situation, educate you about any rights that have been violated, and help you file a claim. It is important to know that when it comes to discrimination of any kind, you have the right to stand your ground and stick up for yourself without feeling guilty.

Do not allow a sense of loyalty or former fondness for an employer prevent you from seeking legal action. It is important to remember that if you have faced discrimination as an employee, it likely doesn’t end with you. By taking legal action and standing up for your rights, you could be protecting current and future employees from facing the same illegal treatment.

An Ally in the Fight

Once you understand your rights and are ready to defend them, you will need a compassionate, experienced, and powerful attorney that will bully your bully and stand up for what is right. Your attorney will help you to collect evidence and documentation and assess what your damages are as a result of the discrimination you have faced. Those damages will be based on both fiscal and non-fiscal losses. Your court case could help you to be reinstated to your job or retrieve lost wages, benefits, and more. Employment law is there to protect you if you let it. If you have been discriminated against, do not hesitate! Call and attorney today and request your free consultation.