Discrimination at work still happens nowadays due in part to employees’ fear of retaliation from their employers. Most employees know that they are being harassed but they are helpless against these maltreatments because they don’t want get their employers mad.
There are different types of discrimination at work that you should look out for, to include:
There are different signs that you need to check on to determine if you are being discriminated at work. Mostly, if you are not being given the same benefits, the same treatment or the same compensation at work, you are probably being singled out due to one or some of the above reasons which are all against public policy.
WHEN IS WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION COMMITTED?
Discrimination can happen at every stage of the employment relationship, from: process of hiring, training, during work and Process of termination or winding up.
As you can see, you must be vigilant in knowing about your rights as erring employers can perpetrate harassment or discrimination at every step of the employment relationship.
HOW IS DISCRIMINATION COMMITTED AT WORK?
In cases of work place discrimination, you should understand that they are not always perpetrated by your employer in plain sight. Discrimination can either be done directly or covertly.
- Direct discrimination is when your employer harasses you in front of your co-workers.
- Indirect or covert act of discrimination is when you are not provided with the same labor law benefits or standards given to your co-employees.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DISCRIMINATION?
If you have been discriminated against, the best thing to do is file claim against your employer by hiring the best employment lawyer to help you with your case.
You can also help your case by making sure to gather evidence of discriminatory or unjust acts at work, like:
- Saving memos or e-mails which you think is derogatory or discriminatory;
- Getting CCTV footage of maltreatment at the floor or work place; and
- Getting witness declarations to support your claims.
Never negotiate on your own because you are not in equal footing with your employer. Get a great labor lawyer to pursue your claims and get the maximum compensation you deserve.