Fighting against Discrimination
The law protects the rights of all employees across the US, so that no co-employee, much more employer, can violate these rights and get away with it. Respecting the rights and interests of every worker, regardless of position, ought to be the moral priciple governing all work places. This however, is not the case, as job discrimination continues to be a major concern in many companies despite the combined stipulations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Even an obvious case of employer discrimination would be too hard for any regular employee to act against due to fear of far greater and deeper problems. Probably the most basic things you need to know when you find a job are your rights as an employee, as well as your right to defend yourself, or someone else in the workplace. You should also make sure that there is an employment lawyer you can turn to who would be prepared to help you build a case in the event of employer or peer discrimination; all the while making sure that you are safe from further unfair treatment.
Employment law, though complex, aims to put order and balance in employer-employee relationship; it determines what are allowed and not allowed in the work place. Discrimination is a clear violation of this law, and discrimination comes in many forms: race, age, national origin, gender and disability. Thus, a co-employee’s promotion may appear as an unbiased move, however, if investigated further, it can be a product of discrimination against you or someone else.
One persistent cause of discrimination is race. Racial bias is one problem that has continually plagued US companies for so long. If you are aware that such practice is prevalent in your workplace, being silent about it may eventually backfire against you and affect you in the future.
Silence signals defeat to illegal and unfair work practices. Do not be a victim of any unjust employment practice; take action to fight for your rights.