Discriminatory Actions Based on Sexual Orientation or Preference
Workplace discrimination based on an individual’s sexual preference or sexual orientation happens when an individual is exposed to unnecessary, negative harassment or denial of work-related benefits. These negative employment actions are resulting from an employee’s sexual orientation or perceived thereof. This type of discrimination can also pertain to the sexual orientation of someone dear to that particular worker. While the collective efforts of social awareness, federal, state and local laws have enriched the protections and rights of individuals, many workers who are not heterosexual or are perceived to be, continue to face difficulties in the workplace. While the law in this area of civil rights is constantly changing and adapting, individuals who identify as gay, bisexual, asexual, or pansexual continue to be treated differently. If you or someone you love is a victim of workplace discrimination due to sexual orientation, it is important to contact an experienced and compassionate employment discrimination attorney who can help your case.
Discrimination Based on Ethnicity or Race
Workplace discrimination involving an individual’s ethnicity or race is treating an employee poorly or differently due to the fact that he or she is of a particular skin color or is from a particular descent. Discriminatory actions can also be made toward individuals who have specific characteristics, which are associated with their race or ethnicity. These types of destructive workplace discriminatory practices allow for further legal violations. An employer can also treat a worker differently based on his or her citizenship status. Whether a worker is a United States citizen, is a recent permanent resident, or is a refugee, he or she is protected from immigration status discrimination. Often, this type of workplace discrimination can call for extreme requests of paperwork relating to an individual’s personal immigration status.
In the United States, every individual is entitled to equal access to employment and labor opportunities; thus, it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of a person’s ethnicity or race. There are protective laws that safeguard individuals against discriminatory practices in the workplace that can be based upon a person’s birthplace, culture, or linguistic accent. If you or someone you know has been the victim of workplace discrimination based on national origin, immigration status or citizenship, an experienced employment discrimination attorney can help you recover the loss of wages.
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