While my specialty is preparing people for the big-picture items, like a tsunami that will wipe out half the Earth’s population, I understand that some people like to live in the present, not for the future. Your job is important to you, and you want to make sure you’re happy in that position. The sad truth, though, is that your employer might not be so kind and thoughtful.
Instead, your boss may have already discriminated against you, leaving you struggling to feel comfortable at work. Worse, you might be out of a job because of your employer’s actions.
Now what? The answer is that it may be time to prepare for a lawsuit.
Discrimination Laws and Your Claim
Discrimination is a serious issue. Often, people face discrimination for things they can’t help, such as their gender or age. Even your health can affect your situation, which many pregnant women or those with disabilities know firsthand.
If you’ve faced discrimination for one of the following reasons, among others, you may be able to file a lawsuit for your civil rights:
- National origin
Mistreatment on these lines isn’t just uncomfortable—it can make you feel unsafe. Inappropriate actions from your coworkers can leave you feeling unprotected, especially if your boss is involved with the discrimination. If you’re seeking out a job, being denied based on biases can also be a frightening, frustrating experience. That’s why you need to be prepared for your discrimination case.
How to File a Claim
If you believe you’ve been discriminated against, your first step may be to call a lawyer, like the ones at the Law Offices of Snider & Associates. They can help you file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, or EEOC.
You may also need to review exactly what kind of discrimination you faced. For example, you may need to give details about a verbal or sexual harassment incident. Otherwise, you may have proof that you were unfairly fired or treated differently in the workplace.
You may be asked to go to mediation, where you and your lawyer will sit down with your employer to talk about the incident. If you don’t want to mediate or don’t come to a fair agreement, the EEOC will investigate further. From there, they’ll decide whether you’re able to sue the company.
Being Prepared when Your Boss Acts Inappropriately
It can catch you off-guard to experience inappropriate treatment from a current or potential employer. Worse, it can make you feel unsafe, unprepared, and powerless. That’s why it’s important to prepare now for your lawsuit.
It may not be the end of the world, but it can have major effects on your future and your health. If you’re concerned about workplace discrimination, being prepared for the worst can help you feel better about your situation. If you’re aware of your options and what you can do in cases where you’re treated inappropriately, you have a better chance of recovering and getting back to your job.
Still have some questions, just in case things go wrong? Keep reading for more insights on preparing for employment concerns and your safety.