Discrimination is a serious problem in many workplaces around the country. There are many different types of discrimination, based on:
- Skin color
- Marital status
- Political views
It is essential that you understand that you are a victim of discrimination so that you can fight it and fight to protect yourself.
Note: Employment discrimination takes many different forms. Here are the possible symptoms that you are being discriminated against by your superiors or your coworkers.
If you spot that people are laughing every time you walk by or show up to work, you may be the topic of their conversation. But before you jump to conclusions, try and verify the feeling in your guts. Look around and see if anyone is looking at you while laughing, or pointing at you for no reason. Look at the way people look at you and see whether it is normal, or if it hides a deeper, hidden intention.
If you spot anything unusual, or if you are being laughed at or mocked for whatever reason, talk to your superiors. If your superiors are the ones discriminating against you, consult with the HR department and seek legal help and representation from one of Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorneys. In addition, you could file a claim with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). You have options, so choose the one that seems the best.
You Are Never Invited
Have you found out that your boss and other employees are occasionally staying longer, or that they are gathering somewhere for lunch and/or drinks? And you never received an invitation? Before you start thinking about how your invitation “got lost”, consider an option that it was never sent in the first place. There are two possible options:
- Your boss and/or your coworkers simply do not like you, or
- You are being discriminated against
Speak with your boss and try to uncover the truth.
You Were Denied a Promotion
Were you supposed to receive a promotion and a higher wage? What happened to that promotion, and why it never happened? There could be only one explanation: your employer is discriminating against you because of something, and you are suffering as a result of discrimination.
Other examples include:
- Refusing to hire you for no apparent reason
- Firing you due to some non-work-related reason
- Demoting you
- Cutting your pay without warning
- Denying you a pay raise
- Denying you a sick leave
- Retaliation against you
Be sure to seek legal help and protection right away. It is your only chance of putting an end to any further discrimination. Contact Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorneys, schedule your consultation and receive a free case evaluation. If attorneys find enough evidence to support your claim, they will help you file a lawsuit against your employer and in the process, help you secure a substantial sum as compensation for your troubles. Give a call as soon as you are able to, and do not hesitate to fight for your rights.