Employment discrimination is not allowed by law, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t experience it in your lifetime. Whether you’re getting older, a different race from your colleagues or come from another country, there are times when you could face discrimination.
Your employer in Alabama is not allowed to treat you differently due to certain differences, such as:
- Your age (over 40)
- Your race
- Your gender
- Your disability
- Your religion
- The color of your skin
- Your national origin
You are protected thanks to many different laws that exist today, such as the Alabama Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
What options to you have if you have been discriminated against at work?
If you believe that you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, it’s important to write down what happened, whom you spoke to and any other details about the incident. Then you should speak with your company’s human resources department about the issue.
If the human resources department or your manager, if there is no HR department, does not take steps to assist you and correct the problem, then you may want to address your concerns with an attorney.
Your attorney will give you more information on the details you need to collect and how you can build a stronger case against your employer for allowing discrimination to take place in the workplace. Our website has more information on your rights and what to expect if you make a claim against your employer in the future.