What discrimination and harassment issues mean
Discrimination and harassment come in many forms, and they are all in violation of your rights as a worker.
Workplace discrimination is when an employer treats a worker less favorably than other employees, or singles out a worker from their coworkers because of a specific, protected personal characteristic.
This characteristic can be based on race, color, ancestry, national origin or religious creed. It can be based on sexual orientation, or military and veteran status, or on age—for workers over 40. It can be based on marital status, pregnancy, or childbirth. It can be based on physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or genetic information.
Workplace harassment is when an employer creates a hostile work environment because of a worker’s specific, personal protected characteristic, which can be based on sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.
You deserve to work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. If you feel you have been discriminated against, or subjected to severe and frequent harassment at work, contact us now to discuss your legal rights.