Workplace discrimination and intimidation are both forms of harassment and are both very illegal. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer from these violations of their rights every year. What’s more, both discrimination and intimidation can take many forms, which may make it difficult to identify when they are happening. Here are some tips on how to identify workplace discrimination and intimidation.
Tips to Identify Workplace Discrimination
Workplace discrimination is a type of harassment that is common among women, disabled, and minorities. However, anyone can be discriminated against for any reason, including race, religion, sexual orientation, or age. Examples of workplace discrimination include:
- Being denied a promotion based on age, race, or gender
- Being unfairly terminated because of an illness, injury, or lifestyle choice
- Being paid less than an equally-trained and experienced co-worker due to gender
Tips to Identify Workplace Intimidation
Workplace intimidation, or bullying, is sadly common. There are many actions or behaviors that may constitute intimidation. Not all are illegal, but all are red flags. Examples include:
- Hostile posture
- Public ridicule
- Sabotaging work
- Excessive fault-finding
What to Do About Workplace Discrimination or Intimidation
There is a very gray area between actions and behaviors that are just mean versus those that are harassing. If you suspect discrimination or intimidation in your workplace, even if you can’t prove it, you should take action. Contact Pride Legal to find out more about your situation. We can help you determine if yours or co-workers rights are being violated, and if so, what to do next.
Contact Pride Legal
If you or a loved one has been discriminated or intimidated in the workplace, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.