Can you sue your employer for unfair treatment?
In California, if you have been a target of employer discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or a hostile work environment, and if you take legal action against that employer, you may also sue the employer for your related emotional distress.
What is considered unfair treatment in the workplace?
What Constitutes Unfair Treatment? It is illegal to harass or discriminate against someone because of so-called “protected characteristics” such as age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, nationality and sex.
How do I complain about unfair treatment at work?
A job discrimination complaint may be filed by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You can find the closest EEOC office by calling the EEOC at 1- or by going to the EEOC’s Field Office List and Jurisdiction Map and selecting the office closest to you.
Is favoritism in the workplace discrimination?
Discrimination. If favoritism is a result of an employer’s discrimination, this constitutes illegal favoritism. When job decisions are made based on an employee’s protected traits, such as race, sex, disability, age, etc., legal action can be taken.
What qualifies as workplace discrimination?
The laws enforced by EEOC protect you from employment discrimination when it involves: Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.
Can a boss show favoritism?
If the reason a manager favors one employee over the others is based on personality, social connections (is the favored employee the CEO’s niece?), or even that the favored employee knows how to suck up to the boss, then favoritism is legal.
Can you treat employees differently?
Under federal law (which is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC), an employer can’t treat employees differently due to their race, national origin, color, sex, age 40 or over, disability, or religion.