Understanding All the Forms of Discrimination In The Workplace

Discrimination can come in many forms, especially in the workplace. It is essential for you to know the many forms discrimination can come in your workplace and what you can do about it. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of the workplace, whether it occurs in the hiring process, day-to-day work, or termination. It is important for you to know the types of discrimination that may occur in your workplace and the rights you have against these violations. Maduff & Maduff is here to help you learn and understand all the forms of discrimination in the workplace by reading the following:

Gender Discrimination: Gender discrimination, also known as sex discrimination, is one of the more common forms of discrimination the occurs in workplaces across the nation. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly due to your sex at any point of employment, it can be considered gender discrimination.

Age Discrimination: This type of discrimination generally occurs with older applicants or employees. The government has set a law in place called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to protect those over the age of 40 from being discriminated against when applying for a job.

Race Discrimination:
 Despite the fact that there has been many laws in place to prevent race discrimination in the workplace, it still happens to this very day. This type of discrimination can come in a lot of different ways, from denial of hiring based on race, to wrongful termination. It is important to recognize when you feel you are being denied of basic employee rights or harassed based on your race.

Disability Discrimination: Disabled applicants or employees may experience discrimination in the workplace more than any other employee. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against disabled employees in all aspects of employment.

It is crucial for you to take action against your employer if you feel that you have been discriminated against from any of the reasons above. If management is not recognizing your situation, it may be time to contact your employment lawyer. Our attorneys at Maduff & Maduff have been practicing employment law over 20 years, to learn more about how we can support you in your situation, contact Maduff & Maduff today.