What Constitutes Discrimination?

Everybody is familiar with discrimination, but it can be difficult to determine when an incident has violated your legal rights. Discrimination in the workplace is an especially difficult topic because you have other concerns regarding your work and may be inclined to ignore behavior that makes you uncomfortable, or you may not be sure if something constitutes discrimination.

The most basic definition of discrimination is being treated differently because of a certain characteristic. It can also lead to working in a hostile environment. That is a broad definition, but it is important to understand that you are protected from being harassed or mistreated in the workplace.

Common Types Of Discrimination

Discrimination can take on a wide variety of forms. This is part of the reason it can be hard to classify. However, if you feel you are being treated differently than co-workers, speaking to an attorney is a smart move. Common areas of discrimination include:

  • Gender discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Religious discrimination

These are just a few of the areas that can fall under discrimination protection. If you have concerns about discrimination in the workplace, one of the experienced attorneys at the firm can help determine your best course of action.

Concerned You Are Being Discriminated Against At work?

If you live in South Orange or surrounding areas in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca by calling 973-821-5359 or reaching out online. An experienced employment discrimination lawyer can help you determine if your rights are being violated and defend you against your employer.