What You Need to Know About Hiring a Discrimination Lawyer
If you have been discriminated against at work, whether for religious or racial reasons, it can make completing your job more difficult to do. You may feel you are not able to speak up for yourself, causing anxiety and potentially hurting your performance. You shouldn't have to feel this way. There are many ways for discrimination to manifest in the workplace. Below are a few examples that you may have experienced. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please contact a discrimination lawyer today to share your story and see what can be done.
What is Religious Discrimination?
Religious discrimination is when a person is treated unfavorably due to their religious beliefs or their association to someone with such religious beliefs. In practice, this could involve not being hired or being fired, not being compensated the same as others in your role, or being denied opportunities for workplace advancement, all due to your religion or the religion of someone you associate with such as a spouse, parent, or child. This also applies to cases where you are required to work on a religious holiday, or not allowed to wear clothing that is appropriate to your religion.
What is Racial Discrimination?
Racial discrimination involves unjust behavior towards an individual due to the color of their skin or their racial or ethnic origin. For example, if someone refuses to do business with another person based on their race, this qualifies as discrimination. It is also true in cases where someone refuses to socialize or share resources with a person of a certain race. It is possible for discrimination to occur between members of the same race, at work, at home, or on the street.
When to Hire a Discrimination Lawyer
If you believe that you have been denied something such as a position, promotion, or fair compensation at work, you may have a case for religious or racial discrimination. If you have been the victim of derogatory remarks or behaviors due to your religious beliefs or race, you may also have grounds to take your case to court. If you have any suspicions at all, it is best to contact a lawyer to discuss your case and see what your rights are under the law.
Contact The Jingozian Law Group Today
Discrimination of any kind should never be tolerated. When you contact The Jingozian Law Group, you will be treated with respect and kindness. No case is ever too small or too unimportant. Please call 818-421-4000 today to learn more about your rights and what you can do to fight discrimination in the workplace, making it a better place for yourself and others.