SaveTweetIn 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.
number of federal laws and ordinances protect U.S. employees from discrimination
in the workplace. These laws are enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is... more
discrimination on the job is treating an employee unfairly because he or she is
40 or older. Age discrimination can affect any aspect of employment, including
hiring, firing, promotions, benefits,... more
at work is treating an employee unfairly based on race, color, or ethnicity.
Racial discrimination can affect any aspect of employment, including hiring,
firing, promotions,... more
Who Can File a Charge of Discrimination?.
Any individual who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC.
In addition, an individual,... more
employment discrimination settlement is the final legal agreement that resolves
all issues of a discrimination charge. Once a settlement is reached between the
employer and employee or potential... more