Not all unfairness in the workplace is illegal. For instance, being fired because of a personal dispute with your boss does not violate the law. Rather, unfairness in the workplace must generally be based on one of the factors listed above to be actionable.
If you believe you have been denied a position, refused a promotion, demoted or fired as a result of employment discrimination such as in the following examples:
- An employer failed to hire you or promote you, or laid you off, because you were over 40.
- An employer failed to offer reasonable accommodations to allow you retain your job.
- Your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation was a factor in the denial or termination of employment.
- Coworkers or supervisors created a hostile working environment.
- You were discriminated against because you filed a worker’s compensation claim.
- You were fired after reporting or complaining about discrimination in the workplace.