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What to do When You Suspect Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination is a sad reality that many people struggle to address. It might start with verbal harassment such as a rude comment about your appearance, age, disability, race, gender, etc. In addition to verbal harassment, discrimination can include favoritism and lay-offs due to appearance or disabilities. Here are some tips on what to do when you suspect employment discrimination.

Write down examples of employment discrimination.

Collecting evidence of discrimination is very important for proof. You can do this by writing down exactly what words or actions were said or done that indicated discrimination. When you do this, include any information about when it took place and how the discrimination started. If you have witnesses with similar stories, documenting those will help your case as well. Make sure to include as many details about the discrimination as possible.

Use outlets to calm yourself down.

After you feel discriminated against and write down all your proof, you will probably be emotionally exhausted. You might feel sad or angry, and these emotions are understandable. However, before you take further action, give yourself a break. Take your mind off the situation by focusing on an outlet or simply taking a nap. Try to be present instead of thinking about how you are going to deal with the discrimination. By using healthy coping skills to relieve stress, you will be able to get back to the case with a calmer mind. This will prevent you from saying or doing anything that will damage your case.

Talk to your boss or the HR Department about the discrimination.

If you suspect that a coworker was making discriminatory comments or acting with discrimination towards you, you should bring this up to your boss so that he or she will have a record of it. If you do not trust your boss, or if your boss was the one discriminating against you, then you need to call the Human Resources Department. This is a very safe measure because HR is required to handle these cases. They will keep your case confidential.

Talk to a trusted friend or family member about the discrimination case.

If you still feel upset after doing these tips, talk to a trusted friend or family member about the case. There are many benefits of doing this. For one thing, your friend and/or family member knows you well. He or she might empathize and encourage you to talk to an attorney. Perhaps the person you talk to has a connection with an employment attorney.

If you are seeking an employment attorney for employment discrimination, contact Rossman Law Group today. We will examine your case closely and get you connected to a caring and professional employment attorney in Boise, Idaho. These tips on what to do when you suspect employment discrimination, as well as Rossman Law Group’s assistance, will help you settle your case and get the results you deserve.