Cases of discrimination and harassment often create many doubts because this type of labor abuse usually takes various forms. In the state of California, there are far-reaching laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment against people for the following reasons:
State and local laws can provide protection in other situations as well. What can you do if you are an employee and feel that your employer or co-workers are discriminating or harassing you? Here are some tips:
- Let your employer know that you feel you are being discriminated against or harassed. Each employer is responsible for ensuring a respectful and safe environment for their workers.
- Let your employer know that you need your case to be taken seriously. It is vital that you request a written report every time you report an incident of discrimination or harassment. All these documents will be the legal evidence that proves what has been experienced in the work environment.
- If you do not receive a response from your employer, the next step is to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This organization will monitor compliance with the laws.
- Keep a journal of any incidents of discrimination or harassment. Record the date, approximate time, location, parties involved, witnesses, and details of the behavior.
- Save physical evidence of discrimination. For example, photographs, notes, among others.
- Seek legal representation from an experienced discrimination attorney and share your firm’s anti-discrimination policies with the attorney.
Remember that the help of an attorney can be essential to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. At Berjis Myers PLC, we are ready to help you with the difficult situation you are experiencing.
You are not alone!