Holly Hicks, workplacerantings.com
Know your rights to stand against workplace
Discrimination, Unfairness and Bullying
Discrimination at workplace can be considered as a global scale issue in the present world. It happens when employers single out certain individuals or groups of individuals illegally based on their characteristics. Discrimination can take place based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, marital status, physical disability and many more reasons. Discrimination has the potential to lead you towards bullying. People who experience bullying get frustrated and they feel like moving away from the workplace. Almost all the countries in the world are prohibiting employee discrimination and they have implemented necessary laws to protect the rights of the workers. This article will assist you to know your rights and put a stop towards discrimination at workplace.
Discrimination can even occur if the employer does not intend to discriminate. For example, some companies have promotions available only for people with certain physical abilities. It is not fair to divide the workers depending on their physical abilities. Therefore it can be considered as discrimination. You should be aware about these methods of discrimination to stand against it. You have to use your common sense and if you feel uneasy at your workplace, you have the responsibility to take necessary actions against it.
Many people fail to recognize their rights as an employee and that creates an ideal platform for discrimination and bullying. In the face of discrimination, they simply look for other work opportunities that will provide a better treatment to them. It will not provide a solution for them and the things will get worse. As an employee, you need to know your employment law or labor code to know what you deserve in the workplace. You work hard towards the development of the Company and it is up to the management to protect your rights. Therefore the management of your workplace cannot discriminate you under any circumstances.
The employment laws changes from state to state. Therefore you need to make sure whether you are dealing with the right laws related to jurisdiction. It is important to remember the statements in your contract to eradicate discrimination from the workplace. You might also want to get in touch with a legal expert for advice in some situations. The lawyer you select will use his knowledge and experience to analyze the situation and provide the best solution for you. After consulting the lawyer, do not be afraid to take legal action against the employer. If you don’t take legal action, the employer will continue to discriminate other employees in the workplace. Some people don’t take action against the Company because they need to avoid scandal, gossip or controversy within the workplace. Getting bullied can be considered as a worse situation than this and you need to take action against discrimination without thinking twice.