In a perfect world, employees would be free to go about their work peacefully, and be judged solely on the merit of their work. Unfortunately, other factors such as discrimination occasionally interfere. Contrary to popular belief, you're not automatically protected from all forms of discrimination--the types that are actually illegal are specifically defined by law.

You most likely can't do anything about a boss who simply doesn't like you for you, but you can certainly take steps to learn what your legal rights are regarding discrimination. Here you can find out the different types of discrimination, how to determine if you've been a victim of it, and how to file an employment discrimination charge.