When we go to work, our job is to focus on the tasks given to us by our manager. This can be difficult and uncomfortable, however, when we’re facing harassment. We may be the target of insults and cruel jokes from co-workers who find it funny to tease us about anything from age, gender, or sexuality, to the color of our skin. We may also face diminished career opportunities due to the prejudice of management. While this isn’t the norm, it does happen in many workplaces across the country. This is called discrimination.
It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on any of the following:
In addition, the law protects those who have complained about discrimination or have filed a lawsuit. Therefore, employers cannot retaliate against an employee. For the legal help you need during these difficult times, turn to the Clarksville employment lawyers at Hibbeler & Associates. We can be reached at (931) 563-9057.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal discrimination laws. Labor unions, employment agencies, and employers with 15 or more employees are covered by EEOC laws. The EEOC attempts to prevent discrimination before it happens through outreach and education.
The EEOC also investigates any charges of discrimination in the workplace. If discrimination is found, the agency will try to settle the matter outside of court. If an agreement cannot be reached, the EEOC will then proceed to file a lawsuit. Throughout this process, it is vital that you have a Clarksville employment law attorney on your side. We work hard to protect your rights and ensure that your workplace is free from discrimination.