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Common types of workplace discrimination in California

Common types of workplace discrimination in California

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination at the workplace is one of the main reasons why people decide to file a lawsuit. To help reduce workplace discrimination, it is important to be aware of the different types that can occur.

Gender discrimination

This type of discrimination happens when an employee is treated unfairly because of their gender. For example, a female employee may be passed over for a promotion in favor of a male employee, or get paid less than her male counterparts.

Age discrimination

Age discrimination can occur when an employee gets treated unfairly because of their age. This could be when someone is not hired or fired because of their age, or when they’re given less favorable work conditions because of their age.

Disability discrimination

Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees based on their disabilities. This could mean refusing to hire someone because they’re disabled, firing them because of their disability or denying them reasonable workplace accommodations.

Racial discrimination

This is a common type of workplace discrimination that happens when an employee gets treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. These could include things, like getting passed over for a job or promotion, getting harassed or receiving unequal pay.

Religious discrimination

Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees based on their religious beliefs or practices. This could mean refusing to hire someone because they are of a certain religion, firing them because of their religion or denying them reasonable workplace accommodations.

Sexual orientation discrimination

Sexual orientation discrimination happens when an employee gets treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation. This could be refusing to hire someone because they are gay, firing them because they are gay or treating them differently because of bearing such a status.

If you believe that you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, it is important to report it. You can do this by filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC may investigate your complaint and work to resolve the situation. If they are unable to do so, they may file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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