It is illegal, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for an employer with fifteen or more employees to discriminate because of gender, race, religion or national origin. Examples of discriminatory actions against an employee based on race, gender, national origin or religion include:
- Refusal to hire
- Denying training
- Paying less or demoting
- Failing to promote
Employment discrimination can also occur if a company discriminates in job advertisements, recruitment, benefits, disability leave, retirement plans or use of company facilities. Employers are also prohibited from retaliation against employees who file discrimination charges, cooperate with investigations, oppose discriminatory actions or otherwise exercise their employee rights.
If you have experienced employment discrimination at your job, contact a workplace discrimination attorney today. He or she can explain your rights, assess your options and determine if you have a valid case. If so, you may be able to file an employment discrimination case against your employer. To find out if you have a case, fill out our free case evaluation form on the right. This free legal consultation is offered to all employees who suspect they have experienced discrimination on the job.