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4 Common Signs of Workplace Discrimination

Federal and state laws protect workers from discrimination in the workplace. Employers can’t discriminate against workers due to their race, color, national origin, sex (and pregnancy), disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or religion. Although there are strict laws prohibiting employers from discrimination, thousands of workers file discrimination claims every year.

To file a workplace discrimination claim, a worker needs to provide evidence that their workplace displays discriminatory behavior. Our Kentucky employment law attorneys have put together common signs of workplace discrimination.

#1: Unusually High Turnover Rate

Workplaces that display discriminatory behavior might have unusually high turnover rates. Although there might be many reasons that employees leave jobs quickly, discrimination could be a factor. There are many cases when workers who experience discrimination seek new employment instead of legal counsel. However, workers should exercise their rights under state and federal employment laws.

#2: Lack of Diversity

In many cases, workplace discrimination can be noticeable by their lack of diversity in the staff. If your workplace is the same race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, then the environment can be proof of discriminatory behavior. Employers are prohibited from considering race, gender, disabilities, or sexual orientation during the hiring process.

#3: Fixed Roles

If your workplace strictly consists of only one gender occupying managerial positions and the other remaining in secretarial roles, it could be a sign of discrimination. Especially if the gender in the nonmanagerial position is qualified for promotion by was never given one.

#4: Denied Promotions

If you have the skills and experience needed to fill a higher-level position but have been consistently passed over, it could be due to workplace discrimination. Especially if you have displayed an interest in the new role, but it was given to another less qualified candidate.

Call Our Kentucky Employment Law Attorney: (502) 890-9954

If you believe that you are experiencing workplace discrimination, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Although the signs listed above could indicate discrimination in the workplace, you need strong evidence. Our team at Charles W. Miller & Associates can help you obtain the evidence you need to demonstrate that your employer displays discriminatory behavior against you. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you get your desired outcome.

Contact our Kentucky employment lawyers today at (502) 890-9954 to schedule a confidential consultation!