Discrimination and Harassment in the workplace
Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, and various types of harassment.
Harassment based on sex, race, religion, etc. is generally defined as a course of conduct which annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms, or puts a person in fear of their safety. Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim. Harassing behavior may include, but is not limited to, epithets, derogatory comments or slurs and lewd propositions, assault, impeding or blocking movement, offensive touching or any physical interference with normal work or movement, and visual insults, such as derogatory posters or cartoons.
Do you feel that you have been or are being discriminated against or harassed? Call Foley Lyman today to discuss your specific situation.
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