According to a survey, 61 percent of American workers have faced workplace discrimination, as reproted by Statista. The most common types of discrimination include discrimination based on race, age, sex, and sexual orientation, though there are half a dozen other protected traits that employers commonly use to discriminate against employees and job applicants. If you are the victim of employment discrimination, whether the perpetrator was a manager, supervisor, coworker, customer, or your employer, you can hold your employer accountable by filing a lawsuit for damages. Here at Coffman Legal, our Dayton employment discrimination attorneys can help you seek justice.

Types of Employment Discrimination

Any negative employment decision that is made because of an employee’s real or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual preference or gender identity, disabilyt, age if over 40, pregnancy status, military stuts, or genetic information is against state and federal law.

  • Race or Color Discrimination;
  • National Origin Discrimination;
  • Religious Discrimination;
  • Sex Discrimination;
  • LGBTQ Discrimination;
  • Age Discrimination;
  • Disability Discrimination;
  • Military Status Discrimination; and
  • Pregnancy Discrimination.

Examples of Negative Employment Decisions

Over one million Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) workplace discrimination complaints have been filed since 2010, according to the Washington Post, and various types of employment discrimination, particularly those based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and religion, have increased drastically since 2016. The following are examples of illegal employment decisions, when based on a protected trait:

  • Refusal to hire;
  • Paying the employee less;
  • Providing fewer benefits;
  • Refusal to promote or give bonuses to the employee;
  • Keeping the employee of important or desirable projects;
  • Termination;
  • Moving the employee to a different office, department, location, or job;
  • Making their job harder in any way;
  • Impeding the employee’s ability to perform their job or tasks;
  • Refusal to make a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s disability or religious practices;
  • Discriminatory job advertisements;
  • Withholding wages, PTO, or overtime (wage theft); and
  • Many others.

Other Types of Workplace Discrimination

In addition to employment decisions, it is also unlawful to take any of the following actions against an employee because of a protected trait:

  • Harassment, including making crude jokes, intimidation, other forms of verbal abuse, physical abuse, excluding the employee, and more;
  • Sexual harassment, including any unwanted touching, sexual advances, quid-pro-quo, crude sexual jokes, or comments or jokes about the employee’s sex or sexual preference;
  • Creating a hostile work environment, which involves any harassment caused by coworkers, supervisors, customers, and contract workers even if the employer did not engage in any harassment themselves; and
  • Retaliation, which is essentially “getting back” at an employee because they filed a complaint or lawsuit based on discriminatory employment practices, or stepped in to intervene on another employee’s behalf.

Call a Dayton Employment Discrimination Attorney

Some cases of employment discrimination are obvious, while others leave the victim wondering if they really did experience discrimination, or they just imagined it. No matter what your situation is, it is best to discuss your case with an experienced Dayton employment discrimination attorney. Here at Coffman Legal, LLC, we can help you get to the bottom of it, and file a lawsuit for damages.. Call us today at 614-949-1181 to schedule a free consultation.

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