Discrimination in the workplace is very much alive and well today. Laws are in place to protect individuals who have been subjected to employment discrimination, yet aside from asking upper management to step in to fix the issue, many people fail to seek outside assistance with dealing with it. The good news is, California residents and those residing in other states who believe that they are victims of any sort of employment discrimination may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. An experienced employment law attorney can help with that.
Numerous individuals endure working environments that are hostile, and they should not have to. Some end up leaving their jobs because of such working conditions. A recent case in another state is a good example of this.
According to news reports, a transgender woman recently filed a lawsuit against McDonald's and the owner of the franchise for which she worked for having endured discrimination and harassment in the workplace over her gender identity. She claims other employees repeatedly refused to use her preferred pronouns, used various racial slurs when addressing her and assigned her entry-level work despite her position as an area supervisor. The plaintiff claims that the work environment became so unbearable that she had to quit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a statement on March 20, stating this former employee had the right to file civil claims in an effort to seek compensation for her losses. She is asking for unspecified damages and the cost of her legal fees.
Gender identity-related employment discrimination is not okay, yet numerous people in California and elsewhere find themselves victims of it every single day. It takes courage to stand up for oneself, and it is not always easy to do. Thankfully, an employment law attorney can help these victims voice their concerns and seek relief for any resulting losses the unfair treatment in the workplace has caused them.