Five Signs of Potential Workplace Discrimination In California

Workplace discrimination is not always easy to spot. The following will constitute some signs that your employer may be committing discrimination in the workplace:

High Turnover Rate

A high turnover rate of employees at your company can be a symptom of illegal and/or discriminatory treatment in the workplace. Perhaps, talk to your co-workers and/or former co-workers to determine why they left their employment. They may have been treated differently because of their race, gender, or because they had a disability. If you are being treated poorly for the same reasons, your employer may be liable for workplace discrimination.

Strange And Intrusive Interview Questions

Workplace discrimination can happen as early as the initial interview between an employer and applicant. If you are faced with questions about whether you are going to have a baby in the next few years, or your age, you may be the victim of gender and age discrimination in the workplace.  If you are asked to fill out application documents which contain questions about your age, make sure to keep a copy because the application itself may be evidence of discrimination.

Task Assignment

Some employees are passed over for assignments or always get stuck with the least desirable assignment. For example, are all the large and lucrative accounts only sent to Caucasian employees? Are these assignments only sent to men? This form of conduct may constitute race and gender discrimination. You should consult with discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles to get a better understanding of the situation.

Demeaning Communication

If your co-workers and/or managers talk to you in a demeaning way and/or make insulting comments to you about your race, ethnicity, age, or because you have taken time off because of disability, this conduct may likely constitute workplace discrimination. If the insulting behavior continues on a daily basis, there is no reason to subject yourself to such a hostile environment. Talk to a lawyer to determine your best course of action.

Wrongful Termination

If you believe you were terminated as a result of workplace discrimination, hire the services of discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles. Even if you do not intend to file a lawsuit, speaking to a lawyer is an intelligent and practical course of action.

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