Workplace discrimination is a serious concern for the stability of workers and is prohibited in the workplace. To protect their rights against workplace discrimination, it is important for workers to be familiar with what those rights are and how to enforce them when they have been violated. In addition to protections against workplace discrimination, workers cannot be retaliated against for complaining about workplace discrimination.
The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or prospective employees on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex, which includes gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy; disability or genetic information. In addition, employers are prohibited from discriminating when posting job advertisements, when recruiting and in the application, interview and hiring processes.
Any type of discrimination in the workplace can harm workers. Because of this, the legal process provides important protections for workers that serve as a resource if a worker has been the victim of workplace discrimination or workplace retaliation. In addition, reasonable accommodations must be provided in certain circumstances, so workers should also be familiar with what those situations include.
Because all workers have the right to expect a safe workplace free from discrimination, it is important for them to be familiar with the law. Understanding how to protect themselves when facing workplace discrimination or other behaviors prohibited in the workplace is important for injured workers. If a worker feels they have been discriminated or retaliated against by their employer, they should contact an attorney to discuss their case. These cases can be difficult and time-consuming, but they are important, and help from a skilled attorney can make a big difference.