Protection for Workers Who Report Discrimination
March 31, 2022
Have you been the victim of employee discrimination in California? This can be a very upsetting experience. It can affect your peace of mind and even your physical health. If you have been discriminated against, you don’t have to stand for it. There are measures you can take to put a stop to this behavior.
What Are Common Forms of Employee Discrimination?
There are a number of forms of workplace discrimination that you may have experienced. You may have been harassed publicly by the owner or supervisor. You may have had your hours or wages drastically cut down. You may have been forced to complete more tasks or stay longer at work than other employees.
You may also have been warned not to speak up or to tell anyone about the treatment that you have received. This may have been a threat to fire you or to expose you to even more humiliation. This form of intimidation is illegal in every state.
What to Do if You Suspect Discrimination
You should be aware that you do have several means of protection after you file a discrimination claim. California state law stipulates that you cannot be fired by an employer after filing a claim. Employers are not allowed to take any other negative actions, such as reducing your pay or hours. Any such actions can be counted against them by a court of law.
The best way to protect yourself is to make a record of all the times you are mistreated by the owner, a supervisor or other workers. You can put together a detailed timeline of all of the various instances that have occurred. The more solid evidence you have, the easier it will be to make and prove your case.