What is Workplace Discrimination?
Discrimination attorneys at Martin & Martin help people who have been treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. Discrimination in the workplace can lead a victim to quit a job, flee from their home, or suffer other consequences that might set them back economically or emotionally, or even bring them harm.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination, our attorneys can help you understand how the laws apply to your particular situation—and fight for you and your rights.
Common Types of Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination in the workplace takes many forms. Some of the most common include:
- Sexual Discrimination. Unfair treatment because of an employee’s gender can take different forms, like unequal pay, being passed over for promotions, or enduring workplace harassment.
- Racial Discrimination. Discrimination due to race or ethnicity may show up as being passed over for promotions, being given different job assignments, or being treated differently than other employees.
- Age Discrimination. Unfair treatment based on age can translate into not being taken seriously for younger people or being mistreated and dismissed as less competent for older employees.
- Sexual Identity & LGBTQIA Discrimination. The law prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments and promotions, and any other term or condition of employment.