Many people are able to work in peace and harmony and actually enjoy their jobs. Unfortunately, there are many others who have a hard time working due to discrimination. They could be harassed because they are women, because they are a minority, or just different in some way. There are many other examples of discrimination that people could face but the result is the same. They are not being allowed their right to work without being harassed.
Fortunately, for those people being harassed and facing discrimination, there are laws that were made to help them. The problem is that many people don’t know their rights and others are afraid to exercise them for fear of losing a job. If you have been in a situation in which you feel you have been discriminated against then you need to take action. In this article, we will go over what you need to do in this circumstance.
1. Find representation
The first thing to do if you feel that you are being discriminated against is to hire an employment lawyer that can see if you have a case.
They will review the information that you’ve given them and ask you for specific evidence that they can use to build a case. If they feel that you don’t have a strong case at the moment, they can direct you as to how to build one.
It’s not a good idea to try to build a case on your own. A lawyer with experience in these matters is going to understand how to proceed in the most logical way which is more likely to get positive results.
Make sure that you are following their instructions so you can get the compensation you deserve or be able to get your job back if you have been wrongfully terminated.
2. Keep detailed records
Your lawyer can only work with what you give them. This is why it’s important to be extremely prepared to be able to build a successful case. The way to go about this is to make sure that you document everything and keep detailed records. As soon as you feel that something isn’t right and you are being targeted in some way you have to start making notes.
For example, keep a calendar with notes with the dates and times of certain meetings when there was an incident that made you feel some form of discrimination. Save any messages sent to you that show evidence of the discrimination. You should also get testimony from any witnesses to the incidents in question.
3. Go to your local labor board
It’s not enough to go to a lawyer to get some kind of compensation. Your employer also committed a crime and the state needs to know about it. You should file a claim with your local equal opportunity employment agency so they can see if there is something they need to do about it.