WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION 101
Discrimination is defined as “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of age, race, or sex.” So what are the different types of workplace discrimination, and how can the attorneys at Nelson Law Group help you with your case?
Age discrimination is when people over the age of 40 are discriminated against in the workplace in aspects such as hiring, firing, benefits, promotions, layoffs, and pay. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects those over the age of 40 that may have a case.
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects those who may or may not have a disability from discrimination. If a person has a disability or is regarded by the employer as someone who has an impairment and is discriminated against in aspects such as hiring, firing, benefits, promotions, layoffs, and pay, then this person may quality for a disability discrimination case.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy. This means that women cannot be fired for being pregnant, and an employer cannot retaliate.
Federal law prohibits race discrimination. If an employee is a member of a protected class and an employer takes action against that employee because of this, then that employee may be a victim of race discrimination.
Sex and Gender Discrimination
Federal law prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on the sex of an employee. If an employer takes action against an employee based on sex or gender, then that employee may be a victim of workplace discrimination.
Discrimination Lawyers in Knoxville, TN
If you feel like you have been a victim of workplace discrimination or have any questions, contact the experts at Nelson Law Group today! Stop by our office at 10263 Kingston Pike in Knoxville or call (865) 383-1054. We look forward to hearing from you soon!