Discrimination in the workplace can take on many forms.
Have I been a victim of Employment Discrimination?
If a co-employee is treated better or worse because of the color of their skin, their race, their creed, their national origin, their religious beliefs, their age, or their disability, this can be actionable discrimination.
What Can I do if I Have Been Subjected to Race or Sex 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 age discrimination laws that mirror the Federal statute but no state agency like the EEOC.
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 just be able to prove that they have a disability as that term is defined under the Act, and also must make 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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