What Are Some Examples of Unlawful Employment Practices?

Have you ever experienced discrimination or mistreatment at your workplace? Unfortunately, there are several examples of unlawful employment practices that can impact workers’ lives. It is important to be aware of these practices and know that there are legal avenues to fight against them.

Discrimination in Hiring Practices

One example of an unlawful employment practice is discrimination in hiring. This can take various forms, such as rejecting a qualified candidate due to their race, gender, religion, age, or disability. Discrimination can also occur during the job interview process, such as asking inappropriate or discriminatory questions. If you have ever been turned down for a job despite meeting the qualifications, it is important to evaluate if discrimination played a role in the decision-making process.

Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Another example of an unlawful employment practice is harassment or creating a hostile work environment. This can happen when an employee is subjected to offensive, unwelcome, or intimidating behavior based on their race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristic. Such behavior can include verbal abuse, physical assault, and unwanted touching. If you have ever experienced harassment or a hostile work environment, it is important to report it to your employer and seek legal advice.

Retaliation for Protected Activity

Retaliation for engaging in protected activity is another unlawful employment practice. Protected activity can include filing a complaint with a government agency, reporting illegal conduct or safety violations, or participating in a union. Employers are not allowed to take adverse actions against employees who engage in such activities. If you have ever been fired, demoted, or otherwise punished for engaging in protected activity, you may have legal options.

Unpaid Wages and Overtime

Employers are required to pay their employees the minimum wage and provide overtime pay when applicable. Failure to do so can result in wage theft and other unlawful employment practices. If you have ever worked overtime but not received the proper compensation, or if you have not been paid the minimum wage, you may be entitled to back pay.

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee for illegal reasons, such as discrimination, retaliation, or in violation of an employment contract. If you have ever been fired without just cause, it is important to evaluate if your employer violated any laws or breached any contracts.

How Shavitz Law Group Can Help

If you have experienced any of the above unlawful employment practices, or if you have other workplace concerns, it is important to seek legal advice from experienced employment attorneys. Shavitz Law Group is dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and fighting against unlawful employment practices. We have years of experience representing clients in various employment law matters, and we are committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

Shavitz Law Group can help you navigate the complex legal process and protect your rights. We can provide legal advice, represent you in negotiations and settlements, and litigate your case if necessary. We understand the emotional toll of facing workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other unlawful practices, and we will work with you every step of the way to achieve justice. Call today at (800) 616-4000.

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