What is Discrimination?

Discrimination is a wrongful act because of a protected class.  Protected classes include, sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.  This means an employer or supervisor cannot treat anyone unfairly because of their sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin or ancestry.

There are many examples of discrimination, and here are several:

1. Management cannot pay an employee less because of their sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.

2. Management cannot demote an employee because of their sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.

3. Management cannot fire an employee because of their sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.

4. Management cannot discipline an employee because of their sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.

5. Or any other meaningful way an employee is treated differently in the terms and conditions of their employment because of sex, gender, race, religion, disability, age, national origin and ancestry.

Many workers have questions like:

1. How do I know if I was discriminated against?

2. How do I prove I was discriminated against?

3. If I do nothing, will that mean there will be more discrimination?

4. If I speak up, can I make sure others do not get discriminated against?

5. If I speak up, can I be retaliated against?

These are all fair questions.  Because each situation is unique, if you work in Missouri, please contact attorney Grant Freeman at 816-286-2860.  An attorney or trained paralegal will ask you about what happened so that we can let you know if we think there is anything we can do to help.  The call is confidential and there is no charge.  If we think we can help, then we will discuss your options.  Usually, we investigate right away in order to get to the bottom of what is happening.

 

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