Identifying Illegal Employment Practices at Work

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

It is illegal for your place of work to make decisions about job assignments and title upgrades based on an employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

Unfair treatment can include being passed over for a promotion or better opportunity because of nepotism, favoritism, or office politics. This includes a boss that is a bully and threatens you unnecessarily with bully tactics or harrassment.

Ethical behavior is doing the right thing. Unethical behavior includes any deeds that violate the law, such as theft or violence.

Discrimination is unfair when it imposes brudens or withholds benefits or opportunities from any person on their race, pregnancy, sex, ethnic, social origin, sexual discrimination, age, disability, religion, belief or culture.

Illegal termination and employment discrimination are two popular accusations by former employees that would warrant action.

Harassment includes taking pictures of subordinates without asking permission, threatening their job due to discriminatory needs like sex or motherhood.

It is also defined as emotional distress claiming that the employer or his agent acted intentionally or recklessly. It can also be when conduct was extreme and outrageous. If you had emotional distress, this would also be considered a form of harassment and is punishable by law.

If you have experienced harassment at your workplace, you should contact a lawyer you can trust.

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