The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on their age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin. Even though employees are protected under this act, unfortunately, some employers will violate these rules, resulting in employment discrimination.
There may be occasions when employers may not recognize that they are violating any discrimination rules. Whether these violations are inadvertent or not, here are the most common causes of employment discrimination that employees may experience:
Retaliation- With this type of employment discrimination, an employer takes action against an employee for either filing an employment discrimination claim or acted as a whistleblower. These claims usually consist of negative acts with things such as hiring, firing, change in pay, promotions, demotions, or other terms of employment.
Sex Discrimination- This is perhaps one of the most common types of employment discrimination cases. These cases typically consist of an applicant or employee who was treated unfavorably due to his or her sex.
Racial Discrimination- With these discrimination cases, an applicant or employee is treated unfavorably due to his or her race, or has been harassed due to their race.
Disability Discrimination- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects all disabled employees from discrimination based on their disability. If these employees are treated unfairly, have been denied accommodations, or have been harassed due to their disability, then they have a case for disability discrimination.
Age Discrimination- Applicants and employees over the age of 40 are protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits an employer from discriminating based on age while hiring, firing, with pay changes, or with other terms of employment.
If you feel that you have been a victim of employment discrimination, contact Maduff & Maduff. Our attorneys have been specializing in discrimination, wage and overtime theft, and civil rights for more than 20 years. Contact us with your employment legal concerns today.