Workplace discrimination is a very unfortunate but also very real reality in workplaces across the United States. Workplace discrimination can come in a variety of different forms. However, no amount or type of workplace discrimination is ever okay or appropriate. Here are three common types of workplace discrimination:
Age discrimination is one of the most popular forms of discrimination we see in American workplaces. Age discrimination essentially involves one individual whether they are an employee or the actual employer treating another individual unfavorably because of his or her age this is a major violation of the age discrimination in employment act which forbids any type of unfair treatment against someone over the age of 40.
Race discrimination has been a problem plaguing the United States since the inception of the country. Although race related issues will likely always be relevant in the United States, they have no place igniting discrimination in the American workplace. Racial discrimination is the occurrence of one individual or employee in the workplace being treated unfairly due to the color of their skin, dissent, or national or ethnic origin.
Disability discrimination in the workplace is yet another terribly tragic form of discrimination which has been very common in American workplaces. Unfortunately, there are still many disabilities and conditions that plate human beings which employers remain ignorant to. This helps to feed into the problem that is disability discrimination. Disability discrimination is the unfair treatment of any individual suffering from any condition, disease, or injury which prevents them from being able to complete tasks in the same way as someone without a disability. It is never okay under any circumstances to administer unfair treatment to a disabled individual. In fact, it is the employer’s responsibility to empower disabled individuals within the work environment to complete their job to the best of their ability.
If you have faced any type of discrimination at work, whether it be based on age, race, disability, or anything else, it is important that you understand your rights. It is crucial that you contact and experienced employment attorney to review your individual circumstances and determine an appropriate course of action. In some cases, it will be advisable that you seek damages against your employer to compensate you for the harassment and discrimination you have become a victim to at work. Remember that by speaking up, you could also be saving others from facing the same terrible treatment that you have endured at the hands of another.