Employment discrimination can occur in almost every workplace. Whether it is discrimination in regards to an employee’s age, sex, race, national origin, color, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, an employee is protected under state and federal laws in order to prevent employment discrimination.
Unfortunately employment discrimination does occur. In the event that you feel you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, there are several things to consider before filing an employment discrimination claim:
Consult with an employment attorney. It is critical to do this before resigning from your position since this can have a potentially detrimental impact on your claim. They can also help to better understand your particular case and help to determine if you have a valid claim. They will also work to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner, especially since there are required deadlines when it comes to discrimination and retaliation claims.
Be sure to keep all necessary documentation of your discrimination claim. By collecting any evidence of your claim, it will help to aid the validity in your case. It is as equally important to ensure that you are not destroying, removing, or deleting any documents that do not belong to you, but your employer, especially since this will have a negative impact on your claim.
Maintain a civil and professional relationship with your employer. Being respectful and polite will help your case, especially if it is presented to a judge or jury. This will also key to helping to ensure that your abilities and worth as an employee is positive and beneficial to the company.
For more information or questions in regards to your employment concerns, contact The Law Office of Maduff & Maduff. Our attorneys have been specializing in employment law, including overtime and wage theft, civil rights, and sexual harassment for more than 20 years.