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 discrimination claim. 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. We have a thorough knowledge of employment and discrimination law.