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Discrimination

You may have the right to hold your employer responsible if you were discriminated against because of your:

Race
Religion
Sex
Pregnancy
Age
National origin
Disability, either physical or mental
Marital status

Discrimination includes:

Race: includes verbal slurs or derogatory comments, physical interference with an employee's working conditions, demeaning drawings and the like, and creating a racially hostile environment. Also, outright discrimination in hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and disciplining because of race may be actionable. Religion: includes discriminating against employees because of religious creed, beliefs and practices or the lack of such beliefs. It also includes failing to reasonably accommodate such beliefs and practices.

Sex and Pregnancy: includes the disparate treatment of woman over men, pregnancy discrimination, and discrimination for pregnancy leave. See also section on Sexual Harassment.

National Origin: an employee who is fired, demoted, disciplined or otherwise treated unfavorably based upon where they were born may have the right to claim discrimination.

Disabilities: includes any employee who is subject to adverse action by an employer because of a physical disability, mental disability, or medical condition. It also includes an employer failing to reasonably accommodate a disability or medical condition.

 

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