Discrimination comes in many different forms. Some of these forms include racial, religious, sexual, or ethnic discrimination. Discrimination makes a distinction between individuals based on these categories and gives no regard to a person based on their personal achievements or skills. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, which is what makes America such a great place to live, but the fact of the matter is that the majority of people in America, or even most other countries, believe this behavior is wrong, and that at the heart of a functioning society is the right to live free of discrimination.
Other forms of discrimination are those which come about more often in the work place rather then in public settings. Age and gender discrimination are the most common forms. Many individuals in the workplace do not get hired for jobs or promoted sometimes because they are seen as either too young or too old for the position, even if they are more than qualified for it; whereas in gender discrimination this sort of thing happens because of a person being a male or female. Most often this type of discrimination is directed at women.
Racial discrimination in the workplace is a far too common experience in modern America. Even though refusing to employ or promote someone explicitly based on their race is illegal, it happens almost every day. Aside from the initial shock and horror that such outdated opinions are allowed to run rampant in a civilized society, victims of this most repugnant form of prejudice often feel victimized and powerless to improve their situation. Discrimination attorneys exist solely to provide guidance and help through these difficult and complicated situations.
If you are the victim of any kind of employment discrimination, be it racism, ageism, sexism, or handicapped prejudice you need to contact an attorney immediately. You may not only be entitled to compensation based on lost wages, your employer or prospective employer could held liable for failing to live up to the fair, safe, and respectful workplace every American should enjoy. Contact us today.