Employment Discrimination

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace can come in many forms. And although such misconduct can sometimes be overt, such as the use of racial slurs or denial of advancement opportunities, it can also be subtle or even concealed. Discrimination occurs when a member of a protected class (women and minorities, for example) is treated differently than her peers. If an African-American employee is repeatedly passed up for a promotion even though he is clearly the most qualified, he may want to file a claim for discrimination. This section provides information on recognizing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, as well as tips on protecting your legal rights if you have been victimized by discrimination or harassment on the job.