Different Types of Discrimination in the Workplace



There are so many different types of workplace discrimination happening in Southwest Florida. Discrimination happens anytime an employer, manager or business owner treats a worker or potential employee unfavorably because of some type of prejudice. If a business owner refuses to hire somebody because of his or her race or country of national origin, that’s discrimination. If a person is treated unfairly in the workplace because of his or her disability, that’s discrimination.

Prejudice and Discrimination

Understanding prejudice and discrimination is an important part of recognizing and stopping unlawful practices in the workplace. Prejudice is basically a prejudgment of somebody for a reason that is based on attitudes and perceived beliefs rather than facts. A person who is prejudiced against African Americans might discriminate against qualified applicants simply because of their race. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there are a variety of different types of workplace discrimination. Listed below are a few different types of discrimination.

Workplace Discrimination in Southwest Florida

  • Disability
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Race/Color
  • Religion

Don’t Stand for Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in Southwest Florida can only continue to happen if workers don’t take a stand. Standing up for your rights is the only way to create a better workplace for future generations. Don’t worry about retaliation either. Although retaliation does happen in some cases, it’s illegal. An experienced employment law attorney can help you with your case, from start to finish. Don’t let the fear of retaliation stop you from standing up for your rights.

What if You’ve Been Discriminated Against?

If you think you have been discriminated against because of your race, gender, disability, age or other reason, you should speak with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Discrimination cases are often time sensitive, so the sooner you get in contact with a lawyer the better. Most large companies, and even some small businesses, have lawyers representing their interests, so you should too. If your rights in the workplace have been violated, contact the skilled team at Weldon & Rothman, PL for a consultation today.

Legal Disclaimer: The above guidelines are educational in nature and do not create an attorney/client relationship. It is highly recommended that all Florida citizens with employment law issues contact an experienced local Florida employment law attorney to assist them with specific facts and circumstances regarding their labor and employment law matter. If you have been the victim of illegal activities at your workplace, then feel free to contact Attorney Rothman at Weldon & Rothman, PL toll free at (877) 730-5180 or via e-mail at info@weldonrothman.com

Bradley P. Rothman is an experienced Florida employment law attorney who has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.  He is a principal member of Weldon & Rothman, PL – a Southwest Florida law firm with offices in Naples, Fort Myers, and Sarasota.


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