Inside the walls of many American businesses, both small and large, discrimination is a significant concern for many employees and job applicants. These unlawful actions can occur in many different ways but often go unnoticed or ignored. In Colorado and elsewhere, workplace discrimination comes in many different variations, though those affected have the right to report inappropriate actions and seek legal recourse when the discriminatory conduct is not properly addressed by an employer.
The advertising of job openings has shifted dramatically over recent years. Whereas in the past virtually anyone in Colorado could open up a newspaper or search a website for potential positions, many openings are now strictly advertised through targeted advertisements. However, there are some who believe that these advertisements are a distinct type of workplace discrimination.
Tesla is largely known for its electric vehicles, but it recently made Colorado headlines for something much less clean. The car manufacturer is facing several workplace discrimination lawsuits amid allegations of racial and gender bias. Some workers even claim that they endured retaliation after complaining about ongoing harassment and discrimination at the same out-of-state factory.
A woman in another state recently filed claims against her former employer after she was denied a job, allegedly due to her age. As age discrimination is not to be tolerated, if her age really did have anything to do with it she certainly is well within her rights to see compensation for her losses. The same could be said for any Colorado resident who has experienced a similar situation.
People get fired from their jobs, refused promotions or refused employment for a number of reasons. In many cases, employers have legitimate reasons for making such decisions; unfortunately, there are those employers who do not. Age discrimination is a big problem right now in Colorado and elsewhere. Proving one is a victim of this type of discrimination is not an easy feat, however. How can a person prove that he or she was fired, refused a promotion or even refused employment based on his or her age?
A construction company in another state has had some pretty bad press recently after two former employees filed discrimination lawsuits. According to reports, this case has recently come to a close, as the business has decided to settle the case rather than fight things out in court. Sadly, race discrimination can happen anywhere. Colorado residents who find themselves in positions like these two gentleman may also pursue their legal options in order to seek compensation for their losses.
In another state, a woman recently filed a lawsuit against her former bosses. She is claiming employment discrimination based on her gender. She also says she is the victim of retaliation. Sadly, her story is one that some in Colorado may find similar to their own situations.
Most places of employment in Colorado offer employees a limited amount of absence from work to heal from workplace injuries, sickness or other personal reasons. If someone wishes to return to work but has limited physical abilities, the American with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to transition the employee back on the job. Ninety employees of UPS did not believe their company made strong enough efforts to accommodate disabled employees and filed a disability discrimination lawsuit. UPS recently settled the lawsuit for $2 million.
Working is necessary to live. However, sometimes it is hard to go to work day in and day out when one feels his or her efforts are underappreciated or that his or her time is less valuable than someone else's. Unfortunately, pay inequality is a real concern in Colorado and elsewhere, and it is a form of employment discrimination.
This country was founded by those who left their homelands in order to have religious freedom. It is a right that everyone should have the ability to enjoy. Unfortunately, some Colorado residents may find that they are the victims of employment discrimination because of their religious beliefs. This can make finding jobs or going to work every day a nightmare.