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The effects workplace discrimination has on employees

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2019 | Workplace Discrimination |

When you face discrimination at your place of employment, you could wind up suffering from various physical and emotional ailments. Being discriminated against is a serious problem that many people still face in today’s world even where they work. Let’s explore the effects that workplace discrimination might have on you in today’s post.

One of the most common ways in which discrimination affects an employee is the use of their sick or personal days. In order to escape the discrimination, an employee might rack up their sick days by failing to report to work. Being absent from work can cause an employee to quickly fall behind on their deadlines, thus leading to stress and nervousness about completing projects.

Employees who are the victim of discrimination at work might also have trouble interacting with their co-workers, even those who are not causing the discrimination. This includes not being able to take part in jovial conversation, not looking co-workers in the eye and difficulty smiling while at work.

Victims of workplace discrimination often deal with emotional issues. They might begin to doubt themselves or wonder why they work where they work. Their stress and anxiety levels could become so high that they need to take prescription medication. High stress and anxiety levels can also lead to physical issues with overall health and wellbeing.

Fighting discrimination in the workplace is often the number one goal of many employees. Even those who aren’t directly discriminated against might find themselves sticking up for their co-workers. Discrimination affects more than just the victim so be sure to report it immediately.