Are you being discriminated against at work? Perhaps you're experiencing on-the-job harassment. If you are, you should know that there are laws that prohibit that type of behavior. Many employees suffer needlessly from discrimination and harassment without knowing that they have legal resources available to them.
You might think that sexual harassment is the only type of harassment you can seek legal action for, but it isn't. Here are three types of harassment and discrimination that you can sue your employer over. If any of these examples sound familiar, you need to sit down with an employment lawyer.
You used to get promotions all the time. When you worked harder, you were rewarded with a promotion and a pay raise. Lately, you've noticed that you're being passed over for promotions and the pay raises are going to the younger employees. If you're being passed over for advancement because of your age, you may have a case against your employer for age discrimination. The Age Discrimination Act makes it illegal to base employment, promotion or benefits on a person's age.
A job opening was available at work, but you weren't considered for it because you have a disability. The disability would not interfere with your job, and you wouldn't require any additional accommodations. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees or job applicants based solely on their disabilities. If you've been passed over for a promotion because of a disability, you should sit down with an attorney as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to you.
You were up for a promotion until your boss found out you were pregnant. Once they found out about your pregnancy, your hours were cut and you started receiving negative reviews for your job performance. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, or PDA states that employees cannot be discriminated against for being pregnant. If your employer has refused your promotion or suggested you go on leave simply because you're pregnant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit based on pregnancy discrimination.
If you've been subjected to a hostile work environment due to your age, disability or pregnancy, you need to seek legal advice. An attorney who specializes in employment law, like those at Strauss Troy, will be able to discuss the issues of your particular situation with you and determine what legal options you have available to you. If you feel you've been discriminated against in any other manner, you should also sit down with an attorney.Share