California Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Feeling discriminated against at work is terrible. No one wants to feel like that in a workplace. We want to help you get justice. You don’t deserve to have your life be like this. Call us right away for a free consultation.
Here are some signs that indicate that you might be dealing with discrimination at work.
Lack of Diversity
You might be able to notice this just by walking into the office. Discrimination is not always present if there is a lack of diversity, but it can be an indicator. The demographic might be all straight, white males in the same age and wealth bracket. If you don’t fit in that demographic, this could create an environment that might foster discrimination against you.
Are all of the top positions given to men, while the women are not given those opportunities? If a more qualified woman is a secretary while a less-qualified male is a manager, that could be an indicator.
Problems with Promotions
When someone less qualified than you gets promoted, that might be discrimination. Getting passed over time and time again is likely an indicator to look into who is getting picked over you. If you are consistently more qualified, then you might be facing discrimination.
How Coworkers Communicate
The way people talk to you is important. No one wants to be treated badly, and communication is a huge way people discriminate. It’s not always about what they say, but how they say it. If you are always getting talked down to or belittled, that could be discriminatory. It’s especially true if you are on the receiving end of jokes made about your race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or age.
How Much Work You Get
You might be a target of discrimination if your workload is changing in a way that negatively affects you. If you get accounts taken away from you, causing you to lose out, that could be an indicator. Or, if you get a heap of work given to you that is impossible to get done, that might be your boss getting ready to build a case to fire you. All of which is discrimination.
If you are getting disciplined for things that don’t make sense or are unfair, that could be your boss trying to create evidence to point to a reason for firing you.
Filing an Employment Discrimination Claim
It is in your best interest to keep records of everything that is happening to you. Collecting evidence will benefit you. You want to a keep log of incidents when they come up. They might look a little like this:
“March 31st, 2019 at 2:30pm Kevin followed me into the break room and made jokes about my religion.”
Keep a copy of your emails you sent out to HR or supervisors. Keep copies of their responses. This will be very helpful evidence down the line. You want to present your claim as organized as possible.
The more organized you are, the better. It will make your California employment discrimination lawyer’s jobs easier to do.
Tips for a Strong Claim
There really is a lot you can do to make sure you have a successful claim. We want to assure that you are well-educated before moving forward.
- Be vigilant. These cases can really be challenging. You don’t want to assume that your boss is going to help you through your complaints. Sometimes people let your complaints fall to the wayside. They determine that it is easier for them to not take action on your case. It’s your job to remind them that you deserve attention. Going to a California employment discrimination lawyer is one way to do it.
- Be aggressive. You need people to take you seriously, whether that be your supervisor or the EEOC themselves. You should bring your case to their attention and don’t let them forget about you. Get a lawyer to help you to assert yourself.
- Read your employee handbook. Make sure you know exactly what your employee handbook says. Be thorough and deliberate about what you do. You may have plenty of options to explore when it comes to dealing with discrimination. Make sure you utilize all of these options. You can go to the EEOC if you exhaust all of your options and your employer does nothing to rectify the situation. That is one option. Or you can come to us start the process of a lawsuit against your employer. We are more than happy to help you through this.
Please take action if you are being discriminated against.
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Do you suspect that you are getting discriminated against? We want to help you fight back. Call Myers Law Group today for a free consultation.
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