Have you ever been laid off or denied a job, promotion, or equal job treatment for a reason other than your qualifications or performance?
Sometimes it’s unclear whether you’ve been discriminated against, but suspicion of unequal workplace treatment means you may be a victim of employment discrimination. Your employment rights are protected by the law, and the first step toward combating employment discrimination is understanding which types of workplace discrimination are illegal.
What is employment discrimination?
When two equally-qualified employees or job applicants receive different treatment based on law-protected factors (such as civil rights), employment discrimination has happened. Illegal discrimination may take place during the hiring and termination processes, and it can also affect compensation, promotion, discipline, and job assignment.… Continue reading »