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What Can I do About Workplace Discrimination At My Job?

Federal, state and local laws all provide protection against harassment and discrimination against people on the basis of age, disability, color, sex, religion, national origin, pregnancy and other statuses in several different contexts. In particular, a number of different laws prohibit discrimination and harassment at work.

If you believe that you have been unlawfully harassed or discriminated against at work, you may not know what to do. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler are available to help you when you have been the victim of unlawful workplace discrimination or harassment.

Inform your employer.

The first thing that you should do is to make certain that you let your employer know about what is happening to you. Many unlawfully discriminatory acts go unpunished because the victims do not clearly state that the conduct is unwelcome or unacceptable. You have the responsibility of making certain that your rights are protected.

Let your employer know that you view the matter seriously.

You should make certain that your employer understands that you view the matter seriously. Ask that your employer makes a written report each time you submit a report of harassment or discrimination. Request that your employer investigates your allegations and takes corrective action against the offenders. Under the law, employers must promptly consider all reports that they receive of harassment and discrimination.

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Contact the EEOC if your employer doesn’t respond.

If your employer fails to do anything after you have filed an internal complaint of discrimination, your next step is to contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws. You can also contact your state’s corresponding agency.

Document all incidents of harassment or discrimination.

You should make certain to thoroughly document all incidents of harassment or discrimination that you experience or witness. Write down the date, time, parties who were involved, location, witnesses and the details of the inappropriate conduct.

Keep all pictures, emails or objects that document the discrimination or harassment.

If you were sent pictures, emails or objects that show the discrimination that you have experienced, keep them. For example, if your co-worker has sent you repeated and unwelcome text messages of a sexual nature, keep all of them. If a co-worker has posted obscene material on a bulletin board, photograph it. You can also simply take it down and save it.
Know your company’s policies.

You should look over your company’s policies for discrimination. Your position may be made stronger if your employer has placed an anti-discrimination policy in writing. Keep a copy of the policy.

Understand your rights under federal and state laws.

You can review federal and state anti-discrimination laws so that you understand what your rights are. Some of the major laws include the following:

You can review these laws in a law library, and some of these laws have been published on the internet. You may also want to talk to the attorneys at Swartz Swidler so that you can obtain more guidance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more.

Most Frequently Asked Question: Do I Have A Case?

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Most Frequently Asked Question:
Do I Have A Case?

While it is true that every case is different, The law is pretty clear in most cases. The best way to determine if you have a case is contact one of our attorneys. For more information on a just a few scenarios checkout the flip box FAQ below or visit our FAQ Page.

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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

Philadelphia Satellite Office

123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733