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Explaining how an attorney evaluates a work discrimination case

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2019 | Workplace Discrimination |

Have you been discriminated against in your place of employment? Are you worried that the discrimination might lead to termination? No one should be discriminated against for any reason on the job or in their search for employment.

If you decide to speak to an attorney about the discrimination, they will want to know if you have protected status under federal law. This will be the easiest area of the case to evaluate. Common protected statuses include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Military status
  • Genetic information
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy

Just know that unless you are over the age of 40, you are not protected under the age classification when it comes to workplace discrimination cases.

Your attorney will then need to determine if you were treated in a less favorable manner than other employees at your workplace. The attorney will take into account actions taken by your employer against you and other employees to determine if treatment was the same or not.

Your attorney also wants to see all of the evidence you have compiled to make a claim of workplace discrimination. Evidence could include emails, witness statements, pictures, memos and other documents.

It’s also important to note that you must prove some form of injury or loss as a result of the actions taken by your employer in order to recover monetary damages for discrimination.

Speaking about the discrimination you face at work brings the issue into the light and hopefully prevents it from happening to you or anyone else in the future. Make sure you have all of the evidence of discrimination at the ready to show your attorney.