Examples of discrimination at work may include some of the following examples. However, this is not an exhaustive list.
- Harassment can be a type of workplace discrimination. An example may be directing harmful jokes at a person for his or her sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status or age. Persistent bullying or physical harassment could be a sign of workplace discrimination.
- Disparate treatment can be a workplace discrimination red flag. This is where an employer treats one group of workers differently than another group, such as treating men more favorably than women. Examples may include sparing one group of people from layoffs, or offering promotions to only specific groups while denying promotions to others in a protected group.
- Some employers may run afoul of the law if they pass over potential employees for discriminatory reasons. Discriminatory hiring practices can be difficult to prove. We encourage you to contact us if you believe a company’s discriminatory hiring practices caused you harm.
If you would like to discuss how to report or prove discrimination in the workplace, I strongly encourage you to set up a private, confidential consultation with a Los Angeles employment attorney right away.
04/16/2021 | California