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The true impact of workplace discrimination

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2024 | Discrimination

You deserve to be safe at work. You shouldn’t be subjected to discrimination or harassment, and if you are, your employer should step in to protect you. Sadly, though, that typically doesn’t happen. In far too many instances, employers allow discriminatory behavior to go unchecked, or they retaliate against employees who report it. This can cause a lot of upheaval in your life that you never expected.

In this blog post, we want to look closer at the harm that’s caused by workplace discrimination so that you understand the importance of taking legal action. After all, pursuing a workplace discrimination claim against your employer might be the only way to find accountability and compensation for the harm that’s been caused to you.

The true damage of workplace discrimination

The impact of workplace discrimination is broad. Here are some of the effects that you might feel if you’re subjected to discrimination on the job:

  • Financial damage: Discrimination might lead to demotion, reassignment, or even termination, any of which can devastate your earnings. This loss of income can disrupt your stability, making it harder for you to afford your home, your car, and your everyday necessities. It could even leave you facing foreclosure and repossession.
  • Stunted career: Workplace discrimination can stymie your career. As you seek a new job or employment opportunity, you’ll have to explain what happened at your last job, especially if you were demoted or fired. That might be hard to do in a way that protects your interests. And, if you’re discriminated against at your job but stick with your employer, they may never give you the opportunity to realize your full potential. This can make it difficult to advance in your career as you hoped.
  • Health issues: Dealing with workplace discrimination is stressful, and it can disrupt your physical and mental well-being. In turn, you might experience anxiety, depression, and insomnia, which can negatively impact your productivity and your work performance, but also your relationships with those you love. All this pressure weighing down on you can lead to physical health problems, too. So, be sure to take care of your physical and mental health if you’re being subjected to workplace discrimination.

That’s a lot to contend with, especially as you’re just trying to navigate your employment so that you can retain steady income. But if you’re being or have been subjected to workplace discrimination, then you need to consider taking legal action to protect your interests. Doing so may be your only option for bringing the discrimination to a stop and recovering what you deserve.

Start building your workplace discrimination case now

Thinking about taking legal action can be daunting. But there are concrete steps that you can take to start building your case. This includes:

  • Keeping a detailed journal of discriminating events.
  • Talking to witnesses who observed discriminatory behavior.
  • Discussing the issue with your co-workers to see if they’ve been discriminated against.
  • Tracking your losses.

By doing these things, you’ll gather evidence that you can use to support a legal claim against your employer. Hopefully then you’ll be able to bring discriminatory behavior to a stop and recoup money for the damages that you’ve suffered.

It can be a hard-fought battle. That’s why you might want to surround yourself with a support network that can help you get through this tough time. As you do so, just remember that you’ll get through all of this and come out stronger on the other side.