Discrimination at workplaces is illegal in the United States. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides protection for individuals who claim they have been discriminated against by their employers and require it to change their company policies and practices or create more inclusive work environments. Therefore, you should consult an Austin employment lawyer if you or someone you know claims that they have been discriminated against at their job.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, discrimination involves treating one group of employees differently from other groups of people based on their race, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, religion, or disability. You can also file a claim if you have been sexually harassed or retaliated against for complaining about discrimination in the workplace.
Let us now see the common types of discrimination claims reported at workplaces in Austin.
Racial discrimination occurs when an employer treats you unfairly due to your race. This can occur in a number of distinct ways. For example, it could be because you were referred to as “that black guy” by your supervisor or it might be in the form of negative stereotypes that affect the way that supervisors treat you. Racial discrimination also occurs when your supervisor or other employees make assumptions about you based on the stereotypes that they hold.
This occurs when a supervisor or other employee treats you unfairly due to your age. It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their age. For example, it could be that you were treated differently from other employees when it came to promotions or pay. It might also be the case that you were expected to work harder than your peers because of your age.
National origin discrimination
This occurs when an employer or manager treats you unfairly due to your national origin. For example, it could be that you were treated differently from other employees and supervisors when it came to promotions or pay due to the fact that you came from a different country.
Gender discrimination occurs when an employer or manager treats you unfairly based on your gender. For example, it could be that you were treated differently from other employees and supervisors when it came to promotions or pay due to the fact that you are female.