Workers in America have been demanding better from their employers for decades. In many areas, there has been significant progress. However, some things seem to linger in the workplace, including discrimination. When discrimination in the workplace occurs, whether it is based on age, race, gender, religion or some other factor, workers may need to take legal action.
So, have you been subjected to discrimination at work? It’s possible, but it would probably help if our readers in North Carolina know what, exactly, “discrimination” entails. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website, the basic concept of “discrimination” is to treat a person “differently, or less favorably,” based on some factor. As mentioned above, age, race, gender and religion are common factors that ca6n drive discriminatory practices in a workplace. Others, such as disability discrimination, can occur as well.
But, how are you treated differently based on one of these factors? The EEOC points out that discriminatory practices such as unfair treatment, retaliation and harassment can all be part of workplace discrimination. If, for example, an employer denies a reasonable accommodation request from a disabled employee for no good reason, that may be a form of workplace discrimination.
At our law firm, we understand the deeply troubling impact that workplace discrimination can have on the lives of workers in North Carolina. We do our best to help our clients assess their potential options, including the possibility of taking legal action. For more information about how we attempt to help North Carolina residents with these matters, please visit the workplace discrimination overview section of our law firm’s website.