We live in a progressive time, but, unfortunately, that does not mean that everyone is treated equally in the workplace. Many people still experience unfair treatment. The worst part is that most people do not know what to do about it. The first, and most important, thing to do is call your San Diego CA discrimination attorneys to see if you have a case. Even if you do not have a case, your free consultation will educate you regarding what steps you can and should take to prevent any further unfair treatment. Remember: your employer has lawyers and human resources professionals looking out for its interests. To level the field, you should at least talk to an experienced attorney who has your interests in mind.
Ceartas Legal will tell you that the first thing you want to do is record instances of discrimination. Write down the date, who was involved, and what happened. Be sure to report these things to your human resources department. And when you do, be very clear and specific concerning what you have experienced. Do not try and be diplomatic. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or retaliation, write those words. When you file official reports, it will help your case, especially if no one followed up with the complaint or no consequences were given.
Next, be the best employee possible. Be at work on time every day and do your best possible work. While it may be difficult during these times, try to also maintain the best attitude possible, too. Don’t give your employer anything to use against you during the case. If you’re constantly late or making mistakes, your employer can cite that as the reason for any unfair treatment at work and can later try to use that in litigation as a defense.
Finally, you should find other people who might be experiencing the same things that you are. If you’re being discriminated against, it’s very possible that your coworkers are as well. Look for specific patterns. Is there discrimination across the board or is it against a certain group? Is it one person in particular or does the entire management team seem to discriminate? If you do find another person or people experiencing the same problems, be sure to tell Ceartas Legal about this.
The best things that we can do when we experience discrimination in the workplace is to call your San Diego CA discrimination attorneys and take action. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.