Whether it’s age, gender, race or anything else, workplace discrimination is an unfortunate reality in the American professional landscape and you may very well experience this type of injustice yourself for one reason or another. There are a few things to remember when you’re faced with workplace discrimination.
You’re Not Crazy
Many plaintiffs believe that they may be imagining the bias being leveraged against them. Even those close to them may feel as though they’re being overly sensitive or they have sour grapes because they didn’t get that job or the promotion. Workplace discrimination is a very real and rampant problem. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there were 88,778 charges in 2014 alone.
You’re Probably Not the Only One
Your employer is likely not discrimination against you, personally; rather your gender, age or cultural background. This means that you’re likely just the latest casualty of an environment that allows this type of behavior to not only take place, but be a pervasive force in hiring, promotion and employee-relations practices.
It Never Hurts to Talk to an Attorney
An experienced, qualified employment lawyer will be able to tell you whether or not your situation constitutes discrimination and help you proceed accordingly. You may want to consider mediation to help you resolve your issues.
The bottom line is that if you’re being discriminated against at work, you have the right to get the justice you deserve by holding the culprits responsible for their egregious behavior. Talk to an attorney that can help you get it.
The attorneys at David & Mendelson have been protecting the rights of NJ employees for many years. We can help you combat workplace discrimination. Call us today for a free consultation.