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What are The Signs of Employment Discrimination?

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According to title vii of the civil rights act of 1964, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against their workers based on gender, pregnancy, race, religion, national origin, or color. Falling victim to either of these discrimination acts can affect your productivity, happiness, and health in the workplace. That is why our employment lawyer in Morristown, NJ is ready to represent you if you feel that you are being mistreated by the employer or any other worker in your organization. Schedule an appointment or call our offices today:

Here are some signs of employment discrimination:

Suspicious interview questions

The employer can begin discriminating against you during the interview process. They will ask suspicious questions such as race, age, expression, gender identity, or sex. It doesn’t have to be direct questions. Inappropriate comments and assumptions are also a sign that the employer is likely to discriminate against you. Note that failing to hire you yet you are qualified for any of the reasons stated in title vii of the civil rights act of 1964 qualifies as discrimination.

Unequal pay

Most employers are usually against discussions of salaries among coworkers. However, this right is protected by federal law. This is the only way you can identify whether you are being discriminated against at work. If a coworker with the exact job description and roles receives higher pay than what you earn, this is a sign that you are being mistreated for some reason. You can further confirm this if the coworker is from a different age, gender, or race.

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You should not be denied a promotion opportunity because of pregnancy, age, race, or gender. If the managerial positions are only occupied by men, or members from a specific race and color, this may be a sign that there is discrimination going on in your workplace. This may also be clear if a less qualified staff from another gender or race is promoted to a managerial position while you remain in an administrative role even if you have the right skills and experience at the current organization. Talk to a legal expert to determine whether you have a case.

Retaliation

The employer should not retaliate because you engaged in an act that is protected by the law. This is strictly prohibited by federal law in the United States and other countries. Examples of activities that are protected by the law include filing a discriminatory lawsuit, participating in an employment discrimination investigation, resisting sexual harassment, complaining to the employer about harassment, and serving as a witness to an employee with a discrimination lawsuit. The employer cannot terminate your employment for any of the reasons mentioned. If they subject you to scrutiny, threaten, or give you less desirable roles, you have the right to sue.

Working with an employment attorney

An employment attorney will listen to your situation and determine whether you have a discrimination case. If you do, they will provide legal advice and representation until you achieve what you deserve. 

 

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