Discrimination occurs in the employment setting, when an employer is motivated by a discriminatory purpose that result in treating some workers differently from others based on, but not limited to a worker’s age, race, color, gender and religious beliefs. Both state and federal law prohibits discrimination in the workplace.
Discriminatory acts include, but are not limited to underpaying workers, harassment, demanding longer hours, failing to promote workers notwithstanding a workers skills and merit.
Employer discrimination is legally actionable and may entitle the worker to sue for economic, general and even punitive damages. Both employment lawyers and many personal injury firms accept employment discrimination cases, especially if the discrimination includes provable allegations of sexual harassment.« Back to Glossary Index