Common Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

a women discriminated against at work

Unfortunately, many people face discrimination in the workplace. Federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on specific characteristics. If you feel that you’ve been discriminated against, you have a right to hold your employer accountable. The Monterey County employment attorneys at Polaris Law Group explain the common types of discrimination that occur in the workplace.

Age & Gender Discrimination

Federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against an employee due to their age. Companies aren’t allowed to specify an age preference in their job advertisement. Employees of all age groups should also receive the same benefits.

Companies are also forbidden from considering an employee’s gender when paying a salary. Employers also can’t lower one gender’s salary to make it equal to another’s. The pay has to be equal between men and women.

Religious Discrimination

Employers can’t discriminate against employees based on an individual’s religious beliefs. Businesses are required to make reasonable accommodations if needed for an individual’s religious customs. An employer can’t hire, fire, or pay an employee due to their religious beliefs.

Pregnancy Discrimination

An employer is also forbidden from discriminating against an employee due to pregnancy. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), passed in 1978, requires employers to handle an employee’s pregnancy the same way they would handle a temporary illness.

Call Our Monterey County Discrimination Attorney!

If you believe you face discrimination in the workplace, you have laws that protect you. Our Monterey County employment lawyers work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you from beginning to end. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.

Give us a call today at (888) 796-4010 to schedule a consultation!

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