There are many workplace discrimination laws that protect employees from being discriminated or harassed at their workplace based on gender, race, religion, nationality or disability. The nature of workplace discrimination law is to create an environment of equal opportunity for employees and employers. Both employers and employees should be aware of these laws to protect their rights and safeguard their interests. Workplace discrimination laws help create a level working environment for people and ensure that employers do not discriminate against employees or potential employees when offering employment contracts, promotions, compensations, benefits or work environment. For employees who think that the misconduct of their boss is an isolated incident, you should know that there are many cases involving much larger employers who have been accused of workplace discrimination. In recent years, big companies like Wal-Mart and British Airways have been involved in lawsuits surrounding workplace discrimination. Discrimination cases like these are no small matter, and it is the right of every U.S. worker to be free from unlawful discrimination in the workplace.

Religious Discrimination

If you feel you have been fired, laid off, or overlooked for promotion due to your religious beliefs, you may have fallen victim to workplace discrimination. Religious discrimination is just as unacceptable as any other kind of intolerance by an employer. We all have rights given to us by the Constitution of the United States, and we should not be afraid to protect those rights. It is every employee’s right to practice his or her religious beliefs. However, when employers do not honor this right, they are practicing illegal workplace discrimination.

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination is a very common type of workplace discrimination. This can include several different categories including pregnancy discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or even the failure to hire or promote someone based on their gender. Most of these types of discrimination can be applicable to both male and females. Though we often think of gender discrimination as something practiced only against a female, these types of incidents can include males as well.

Age Discrimination

Discrimination against older people in the workplace is pervasive, according to research by the AARP. It can be subtle and more difficult to prove than some of the other forms of discrimination. After all, most people think that the normal process in the workplace is for the younger people to replace the older ones.

Racial Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Florida Civil Rights Act, prohibit covered employers from discriminating on the basis of race. Race discrimination law goes back as far as the Civil War, when The Civil Rights Act of 1886 was passed. It falls into the employers’ responsibility to make sure that no racial discrimination occurs in the workplace they own or manage. Furthermore, employers must also make sure that employees are able to seek the help of management in preventing such illegal activity.

Get Help

Employers have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in their workplace, and to address complaints of discrimination and harassment quickly and confidentially. If you have been a victim of discrimination, please hire an attorney for legal representation. If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, please contact the Curry Law Group for your legal needs. We can offer you legal counsel on your case and help get the results you desire. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office today.

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