Types of Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination can occur at any stage of the employment process, from advertising and interviewing for a position to hiring and firing. Any form of workplace discrimination is illegal, and the law provides protections for those who are being or have been victimized in this manner. People who are subjected to such treatment suffer not only the loss of their rightful employment opportunities or benefits, but can also experience emotional distress. Forms of employment discrimination include:
- Age discrimination
- Sex discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Race discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Religious discrimination
If you have been subjected to a repeated pattern of disrespectful treatment in the workplace in regards to any such personal matters, this amounts to discrimination. If a job advertisement specifies bias against you or you are denied fair employment consideration due to any of these issues, you have a right to take legal action. This applies to demotions, lost promotions, firing or refusal to protect your workplace position when legally required to do so, such as during pregnancy leave.
If you believe that you have been a victim of discrimination, contact Dejban Law for a free consultation.