Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 rendered discrimination in the workplace illegal. This legislation mandated that employers could not allow or take negative action against an employee for certain characteristics or traits. When employers ignore the law or fail to treat employees the way they should, lawsuits can result. If you’ve been singled out at your job, contact our commercial litigation lawyers and employment litigation lawyers today.
These protected traits include:
- Race or skin color
- Ethnicity or national origin
- Pregnancy, childbirth, and medical issues related to pregnancy or childbirth
- Physical disabilities
Also, companies are required to make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s physical disabilities and religion. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is a piece of legislation, not commonly heard of, that may become more important in the future. This Act prevents employers from discriminating against an individual based on their genetic data, such as the predisposition toward a medical disease or condition.
Workplace Discrimination can include a Number of Acts
Unfortunately, violations of the Civil Rights Act and other anti-discrimination laws occur every day. Employers can take negative actions against a worker that may be in violation of the Civil Rights Act including:
- Refusal to hire
- Denial of pay raise
- Passing over for promotion
- Harassment, condoning harassment, or refusal to address harassment
Whistleblowers who report or protest against discrimination are also protected and may not be subject to adverse action. If you’ve reported illegal or unsafe actions and have felt the negative impact of calling out your employer, we can help.
Contact our Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
Any employer who penalizes a worker or singles them out based on race, gender, age, or disabilities can be subject to legal action. If you believe that you have been subjected to workplace discrimination aor are being punished for reporting discrimination, the attorneys of the Law Offices of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C. can help analyze your situation and guide you through any necessary proceedings. Contact us today.