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4 Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

     Workplace Discrimination can come in many forms, including these four common types. If you experience workplace discrimination, you may want to consider contacting a workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles.

Workplace Discrimination

Understand when you’re in a position to seek legal counsel for workplace related discrimination. Source: MorgueFile

  • Racial Discrimination is common in the workplace.  It occurs whenever employees are treated unequally because of their race. It often manifests itself through derogatory statements, unequal work policies, unfair hiring and firing practices.
  • Age Discrimination is also common in the workplace. This occurs when employees receive unfavorable treatment as a result of their age. This can range from offensive remarks to dismissal from a job. In order to qualify as age discrimination, the adversely  affected employee must be 40 years or older.
  • Religious Discrimination is also common in the workplace. This occurs when employees receive unequal treatment based on their religious beliefs. This sort of unfavorable treatment can manifest itself as harassment, unequal pay, or segregation; and occurs when the adversely affected employees are unable to fulfill religious obligations because of inflexible schedules, re-assignments, or shift substitutions.
  • Gender Discrimination occurs when an employer’s policies adversely affect employees of a specific gender. A common example of gender discrimination is when employees of one gender have higher salaries than similarly qualified members of another gender.

If you have experienced one of these four types of discrimination, you should consider contacting a discrimination attorney. When you are ready to consult with a workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, contact us at Jackson & Associates for more information about your legal rights.

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