If you are being discriminated against at work, you are likely frustrated, humiliated, and may be angry. You may not want to go to work anymore but feel as though you have no choice because you are supporting yourself and your family. It is important to understand that the laws in Ohio, as well as federal laws, prohibit employers from using discriminatory practices. Unfortunately, that does not prevent some employers from still engaging in them.
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you can take action to correct the situation and hold your employer liable. A discrimination attorney in Lancaster may be able to help.
Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee or potential employee is treated unfavorably in the material terms and conditions of employment due to a certain protected characteristic. In Lancaster, and throughout the country, employers are prohibited from discriminating against someone based on their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, pregnancy, or disability.
Discrimination comes in many forms. An employer may refuse to hire someone because they are of a certain race. Or, an employer may treat employees less favorably because they asked to use their breaks for prayer to adhere to a required religious practice or custom. Employees do not have to tolerate illegal discrimination.
Harassment is another form of workplace discrimination. Unlawful harassment occurs when an employer, or another employee, engages in behavior based on a protected trait. When harassment is so pervasive or severe that it affects the way an employee performs his or her job, it may be considered a hostile work environment, which is a form of workplace discrimination.
Workplace discrimination does not only make a person feel insignificant and different, but it can also result in actual losses to employees. If they are denied a promotion due to discriminatory practices, they are also losing additional money they would have received with every paycheck. If an employment candidate is denied a job because of discrimination, they are losing an entire paycheck.
When discrimination has led to these types of losses, wronged employees may be able to hold employers liable for paying compensation for those losses. This compensation can include front and back pay for a certain period of time, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, attorney’s fees and courts.
If the employee was fired due to discrimination, the remedy may be the reinstatement of employment. In these cases, the employee may feel too threatened to return to a discriminatory work environment for fear of retaliation and the employer may not want to reinstate the employee. In these situations, the employee may seek monetary remedies instead.
There is absolutely no excuse for employment discrimination. When it happens, you should try to hold your employer accountable. Our discrimination attorneys in Lancaster can help. At Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, we are committed to helping employees who have been discriminated against and we want to help you make things right. We can help prove discrimination occurred in the workplace and will seek any remedies you are legally entitled to receive. If you have experienced workplace discrimination, call us today or contact us online so we can begin evaluating your potential case.
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