Discrimination in the workplace destroys employee moral, self esteem, and is emotionally devastating. To discriminate against a person is an attack upon a person's dignity.
Discrimination has to be based upon one of the following: race, gender, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, or disability. These are referred to as protected statuses.
Under a discrimination legal action, the discrimination has to be evidenced by either:
(1) direct evidence, which would be the effect of verbally or in writing stating negative expressions or actions towards a person based one of the protected statuses above, or
(2) indirect evidence, which would be a comparison between how protected status persons are treated versus how those who do not fall in the protected status are treated.
As with workplace harassments, the workplace discrimination will not be legally actionable if it is an isolated incident.
In Discrimination cases, the allegation is: "but for" the discrimination against the person based upon their race, gender, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, or disability, the negative consequences against the person would not have taken place.
Employment related lawsuits are very technical legal processes, and an employee who feels that they have been wronged should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
If you or a loved one has suffered from discrimination in the Kentucky workplace, contact us to discuss your legal options. We will take the time to review your case with you and inform you of what your legal rights are.
At the Ackerson Law Offices, we fight to punish businesses who discriminate. We fight to recovery the victim's lost wages and compensation for the injury to their emotional well being. We additionally seek to prevent any future employees from suffering the same humiliation and discriminatory conduct that our clients have had to endure.
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