Discrimination in the workplace can take on many forms.
Have I been a victim of Employment Discrimination?
If you have been treated worse because of the color of your skin, your race, your creed, your national origin, your religious beliefs, your age, or your disability, this can be actionable discrimination.
What Can I do if I Have Been Subjected Discrimination?
Before you can seek a remedy in court, you must file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days after the discriminatory conduct. After an investigation, the EEOC will issue a determination as to whether there appears to have been discrimination.
What About Age Discrimination?
The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination based on a person’s age, if that person is 40 years of age or older, and the employer has 20 or more employees. Under this law, there is a Charge of Discrimination filing requirement with the EEOC, which must be done within 180 days of the discriminatory conduct. Also, Alabama has it’s own age discrimination law that mirrors the Federal Statute but there is no state agency filing requirement. A lawsuit must be filed within 180 days of the discriminatory act
What about Disability Discrimination?
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of an individual’s disability. In order to seek protection under this Federal law, a person must be able to show that they have a disability, and that they
have made a request for a reasonable accommodation, which would allow them to perform the essential functions of their job, or the job sought.
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