It is a sad reality that discrimination in the workplace still exists in today’s society. Unfortunately, we are all used to seeing news stories about workplace discrimination with far too much frequency.
How can victims of workplace discrimination prove that such conduct has occurred?
Have you been affected by workplace discrimination? The answer isn’t always easy to arrive at. The range of ways that discrimination can occur is, quite frankly, staggering. For example, when many of our readers in California think of workplace discrimination, they probably think of racial or gender discrimination. That is with good reason – those types of discrimination are probably the most common. Employers still discriminate against workers by refusing to hire them, terminating their employment or passing them over for promotions simply because of the color of their skin or their gender.
But, there are other types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace as well. Employers may discriminate against an employee based on religious or political beliefs, or perhaps because of their age or a physical disability. When employers make biased decisions based on these types of factors, it may amount to workplace discrimination.
Any employees in California who believe they have been affected by workplace discrimination may have legal options. Federal and state agencies may investigate any complaints related to discrimination in the workplace, or employees may be able to pursue civil litigation. Employers who engage in illegal discriminatory practices in the workplace should be held accountable and it is important for employees to understand their legal rights.