Discrimination in the Workplace -Why You Should Call an Attorney

There are many laws in place to prohibit discrimination in the workplace, but unfortunately that does not always stop it from happening. It can also be difficult to report if you are facing discrimination or harassment. This is why it is important to contact a skilled attorney. You should never try to handle these difficult situations on your own. Discrimination attorneys in Michigan have the experience to give you the help and advice you need for your specific case. 

Different Types of Workplace Discrimination

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Mental or Physical Disability
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Skin Color

File a Discrimination Report

Follow your company’s complaint procedures, or speak with someone in HR about filing a complaint of discrimination. If an employer receives a complaint of discrimination, they are required to investigate it promptly.

Focus on the facts

In a discrimination case it is easy to get caught up in the emotion. But in order to proceed with your case you will need facts and evidence, not hunches or feelings. You will need to have proof that your boss or supervisor does not like you.

Keep Track of the Offensive Actions

Keep a journal of discriminatory treatment. It should include a description of the time, date, location, and names of people who witnessed the incident. Keep track of offensive emails or pictures for evidence.

Here are some of the most common types of evidence a Michigan discrimination lawyer will request for your case:

  • Communications from the harasser, such as text messages, emails, phone calls
  • The individual’s complaints and responses, or lack thereof, from the company
  • Personnel file
  • Proof of harassment-related expenses
  • An employee handbook discussing written sexual harassment policies
  • Witness testimony 

Be Aware of Retaliation

The EEOC states many of its cases are retaliation against employees who have made a discrimination complaint. Keep track of those details as well, if you experience retaliation. 

Contact an Attorney

If ae facing discrimination at your work, you need a skilled attorney to defend your rights. Gafkay Law has years of experience challenging these social injustices in both federal and state and federal court. It is important to get professional help from experienced discrimination lawyers in Michigan.  Call our office today