Discrimination is obviously illegal, yet it occurs in many workplaces across
the country, rearing its head in many ugly forms: age, sex, color, religion,
disability, pregnancy, national origin and sexual harassment. If you are
regrettably subjected to discrimination at your place of work, it is essential
that you stand up for yourself.
Start off by notifying your employer, in writing, of the discrimination
as soon as possible. If they don’t seem to be taking it seriously, ask again, in writing,
that an investigation be made into your allegations. Employers are legally
required to give consideration to these types of claims. If you receive no response from your employer or it doesn’t seem
like they’re taking your concerns seriously, contact the local office
of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They’re responsible for overseeing compliance for certain anti-discrimination
laws. Also, government contact is a surefire way to get attention to your
You should also keep notes and collect any evidence of the discrimination. If it occurs over a period of time, write down the dates and time of the
misconduct and the names of any possible witnesses.
Finally, you should contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney. Employers are known for punishing employees that speak up and fight against
discrimination, by wrongfully terminating them or making it harder for
them to climb up the corporate ladder. An attorney can investigate your
claims, get you the compensation you deserve, and ensure that you are
protected. There are time limitations on asserting your claim, so do not
delay in contacting the EEOC and obtaining an experienced attorney.
If you have been discriminated against at work, contact our
New Orleans employment discrimination lawyers at Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P. today.
Call (504) 517-8160 or contact us online
to speak with a representative. Wherever your location, we can likely help
you succeed in your legal matter.