When you feel uncomfortable at work, it can make your life much more difficult. You may have been targeted and discriminated against at work, which is more common than people realize. Here’s some information on employment discrimination, as well as the most common forms of it in New York.
What Is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination is discrimination that you experience in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) protects you from discrimination based on your race, gender, sexual identity, religion, pregnancy status, age, national origin, color, disability, and genetic information. The law could also protect you for discrimination based on retaliation and other issues.
Discrimination can show up in the form of harassment, not giving you what you deserve, like equal pay, raises, or bonuses, denial of a reasonable workplace change, and unfair treatment.
The Most Common Employment Discrimination in New York
The most common types of employment discrimination in New York include discrimination based on sex, followed by disability, race, and age. Sometimes, individuals report more than one type of discrimination.
Keep in mind that discrimination can come from a higher-up, like the CEO of your company or your supervising boss, or from a colleague. Discrimination could be obvious, like hearing coworkers tell jokes about your race or your workplace not being able to adhere to your reasonable request for something having to do with your religion. It could be more subtle, like not getting a raise because you’re pregnant or suspecting that your boss is treating you poorly because you reported them to HR. You’ll need to get in touch with a lawyer to see if you have a legitimate case on your hands.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been discriminated against at work 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.