Being discriminated against at work or by a potential employer is extremely difficult. Employees often do not want to show up for work, and those denied employment have trouble paying for life’s expenses without an income. Both federal and state law prohibit employment discrimination. Unfortunately, it still happens all over the country all the time.
In some cases when someone feels they have been discriminated against by an employer, he or she can take action. The wronged employee just has to speak with a New Albany employment discrimination attorney who can help them fight for their rights.
Under federal and state law, employers in Ohio cannot discriminate against an employee or a potential employee based on:
People with these characteristics are considered to be in a protected group. This means that when making decisions about promotions, hiring and firing, layoffs, training, and more, employers must make unbiased decisions. They cannot consider any of the above traits. They certainly cannot punish employees for them, either.
Employers and employees do not always get along, nor do they always agree. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to determine if employment discrimination is taking place. Some examples of discrimination in the workplace include:
These are all forms of direct employment discrimination. However, there is another type that is even more challenging to detect, and that is discriminatory policies and practices.
When employers create policies and practices that exclude a protected group, it is a form of discrimination, even if it does not immediately seem like it. For example, an employer might test employees for promotion by having them compete in a physical task that is difficult for older employees to complete.
In order to prove this type of discrimination, an employee must prove that the employer used discriminatory practices. They also must prove that those practices significantly harmed one or more people in a protected group.
There are, unfortunately, several types of employment discrimination that occur in workplaces around Ohio every day. Victims of these discriminatory practices and behavior need to speak to a New Albany employment discrimination attorney that can help.
If you have been a victim of employment discrimination, you have the right to compensation for back pay, pain and suffering, reinstatement, and more. At Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, we want to help you get it. Call us today or fill out our online form to learn more about how we can help.
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