Every job has its own environment and norms, but that should never put you in an awkward position or leave you feeling like an outcast. You have the right to be able to work in an environment free of harassment and discrimination no matter your race, sex, or age. While many workplace issues may be considered elementary and can be easily solved, there are many more that require legal attention. If you have been victimized by any of the following employment issues, we urge that you allow the experienced attorneys at Michigan Legal Center help you seek compensation.
Racial discrimination can be displayed in many different ways. Companies may say that an individual does not fit the “company culture” or is not what they are looking for as a way to avoid hiring someone of a specific race. You may have gotten the job and are working just as hard or even harder to prove yourself, yet the opportunity of a pay raise or promotion is granted to another worker because of their race. In any instance, racial discrimination is illegal and you have the right to file a charge of discrimination without facing retaliation from your workplace.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue in the workplace and is one of the most common. Most victims of sexual harassment would rather stay silent than voice their concerns out of fear of losing their jobs. It is important that you know that it is against the law for a company to punish you on the job for being a whistleblower. Forms of sexual harassment include but are not limited to:
- Unwanted physical contact
- Requests for sexual favors
- Verbal harassment in a sexual context
- Advancement contingent on sexual favors
Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment and both are equally responsible for reporting these instances.
Age discrimination can happen in multiple ways to a wide variety of aging citizens. The law protects individuals over the age of 40 from being discriminated against in the workplace, yet instances still occur. Many aging individuals are discriminated against in the form of a company assuming that because they are older, they cannot adequately perform the job. In the instance that they do get the job, they are not likely to be candidates for promotions or pay raises. In addition, a growing number of companies are opting to hire younger, inexperienced workers to fatten their bottom line; yet federal law bars employers from considering age to determine whether someone should be hired, fired, or promoted.
Do not allow yourself to be victimized because of your age, sex, or race. The attorneys at Michigan Legal Center can fight for your rights and see to it that justice is served. Our experienced employment lawyers can analyze your case and guide you in taking the necessary legal steps. Contact us today at (800) 961-8477 or visit us online for a free case evaluation.