Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexuality is a labor law violation. If you experienced discrimination in the workplace, you might want to discuss filing a workplace discrimination lawsuit with an employment law attorney.
Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits: On the Rise & Becoming More Common
Did you know the number of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the United States is rising? And many expect the growth to continue. For years, a significant workforce pool didn't grasp what constituted workplace discrimination. Extreme cases served as examples, but more subtle forms of discrimination were mostly overlooked. In today's workplace, many companies implement training programs that include information about avoiding workplace discrimination and recognizing workplace discrimination, so employees are more likely to identify problems that violate labor law. And as the general workforce becomes more aware, more instances of workplace discrimination are not only recognized but resolved through appropriate legal action. If you need to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit, do so with the best chances of success possible.
Successfully Seeking Resolution in a Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit:
If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit, but discrimination cases can be fraught with difficulty and hard to win. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your chances of success:
1. Report the Discrimination at Work First: Before approaching legal counsel, report the problem to your employer. Make sure to have a record that you did so; you can easily do this by making a quick entry on your calendar, planner, etc. If the issue is not resolved and it escalates, the judge handling the case will likely want to see that you attempted to resolve it before filing a lawsuit.
2. Make an Official Complaint with the Company: If just letting your employer know about the problem doesn't resolve the issue, make a formal complaint with the company
through HR, your direct supervisor, etc. Make sure you keep a copy of any complaint you make on file in case the problem continues to escalate.
3. File an Administrative Charge: Before filing a lawsuit, file an administrative charge through the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). The organization will probably reach out to the employer. Depending on the details of the case, they may ignore it or suggest you handle the issue on your own, issue a right to sue letter to you, or, in rare instances, the organization may move forward and file a lawsuit for you.
4. Hire an Attorney: Once the EEOC issues a right to sue letter, move quickly to obtain an experienced attorney as the deadline for hiring an attorney is quick.
If you need to discuss filing a California discrimination lawsuit or have questions about California employment law, get in touch with Moss Bollinger, Sherman Oaks, California employment law attorney. He's dedicated to protecting and asserting the rights of his clients. Call 866-942-7974 today for a free consultation or contact us online.