What is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination essentially means you are singled out for being different. To be illegal, the discrimination must be based on one or more protected characteristics, including:
- Age (differs)
- Citizenship Status
- Genetic Information
- National Origin
- Off-duty Use of Tobacco
Do You Have to Be Fired to File a Claim?
You do not have to be fired to have an employment discrimination claim. Usually, employees are fearful when it comes to deciding whether or not to leave their job because they have been at the mercy of discriminatory practices. Our jobs are our livelihoods. We use our jobs as a means to survive and enjoy life. Discriminatory practices can occur in many aspects of the job, including:
- Classification of Employees
- Fringe Benefits
- Hiring and Firing
- Pay, Retirement Plans, and Disability Leave
- Use of Company Facilities
- And other types of practices.
Workplace Discrimination in the United States
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that in 2017 there were 84,254 workplace discrimination charges filed in their agent in the fiscal year of 2017. Those charges resulted in $398 Million in damages being recovered for the victims. The average cost of defense and settlement paid out per victim was $160,000.
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What To Do if You Have a Claim?
If you feel you have been the subject of discriminatory practices at work, contact the attorneys at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm. Act quickly. In many cases, you must file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the last discriminatory act in order to preserve your rights. Our firm can effectively guide you through the process and protect you from any other wrongdoing. Not only will our attorneys help you recover the compensation you deserve, but we will also fight to improve offensive work-place conditions.
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