Employment discrimination is often easy to recognize while reviewing the guidelines set by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employment discrimination in New York is considered disparate treatment, is considered to be intentional and is targeted at individuals who are mistreated despite their qualifications. If a motive isn’t established, the claim can turn into a case of adverse impact, but you may still be able to seek legal action and compensation from an employer.
Identifying discrimination on the job
There are a few ways employment discrimination applies in the context of your job, making it necessary to be aware of your rights. Under employment law, you’re protected from discrimination that is related to religion, disability, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin.
All laws enforced by the EEOC protect against discrimination due to unfair treatment, harassment, denial of a reasonable workplace change, improper or inappropriate questions related to your genetic or medical information, and retaliation. Additional federal, state or local laws may also protect you from discrimination in the workplace.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
If you believe you are a victim of employment discrimination in the workplace, it’s important to contact an attorney for legal assistance. You can become more informed on your employment rights with the help of a legal representative and learn whether you can file a claim.
Whether you’re owed unpaid wages, you have experienced wrongful termination or you are denied unemployment, you may want to obtain the help of a lawyer to ensure that your case is evaluated. Your lawyer may collect evidence to present in court and help you to seek fair compensation.