What to do if You are Experiencing Discrimination in the Workplace
Different treatment in the workplace because of your sex, age, race, gender, or ethnicity is illegal, discriminatory behavior. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating based on any of the aforementioned qualities. Not only are employers prohibited from discriminatory behavior, they are prohibited from taking retaliatory action against employees who have accused them of discrimination.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of discriminatory behavior on the job, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Austin labor lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, are prepared to defend your right to a safe, equal, and fair work setting. Call 512-330-0017 to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified attorneys today.
Document Your Case
It’s important to document discriminatory instances as they occur in order to build a strong case. A legal advocate can answer any questions you may have about this process and help identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Here are some steps you can take if your right to a non-discriminatory workplace has been violated:
- Consider enlisting the help of your union
- Keep a record of discriminatory behavior
- If you file a complaint with your employer, write it down in order to keep a record
- File a lawsuit
Legal proceedings can help you not only receive financial compensation for your losses and grievances but they may be able to prevent further discrimination from happening to others in your workplace.
Defending your rights against the legal resources of your employer can be difficult. An Austin labor lawyer can help. Contact the offices of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017 in order to speak with one of our legal representatives today.