You believe you’re being discriminated against at work and you want to take action. This could mean suing your employer for damages. But first, you have to figure out whether the discrimination is actually happening and qualifies for a lawsuit. Here’s some more information to help you determine what to do.
What Qualifies as Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination includes your co-workers or superiors discriminating against you based on your identity, including:
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy status
- Physical disability
- Mental disability
- National origin
These are things that are part of your identity and mostly, you cannot change them. Discrimination can happen in a variety of settings, from meetings to emails, to office-sponsored holiday parties.
Types of Employment Discrimination
Some types of employment discrimination are obvious. For example, someone may use a racial slur in your presence.
But other types of discrimination may not be so clear. Here are some examples:
- Getting fired or demoted right after you tell your boss you’re pregnant or expressing some other part of your identity
- Limiting your opportunities to move up within the company
- Not giving you a bonus you deserve
- Asking inappropriate questions
- Making inappropriate jokes
- Not allowing you to wear religious garb
- Treating you unfairly compared to how they treat other employees
If you have experienced any of these situations or other types of discrimination, then you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. They will help you figure out if you have a legitimate case on your hands, as well as damages that could apply.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been discriminated against and need representation, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for help. We assist clients throughout Westchester County and we offer you a free consultation. Get in touch now at (914) 328-8800.