Racial discrimination in the Indiana workplace could happen at any point during the relationship between employer and employee. Any time that an employer makes a decision based not on merit but on race, this constitutes a possible violation of federal and Indiana state law. This could even include offenses that happen before an employee is even hired.
As a woman making your living in Indiana, you are about twice as likely as your male colleagues to experience gender discrimination in your place of employment. At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we recognize the disparity between the number of men and women who experience this type of treatment on the job, and we have helped many women who fell victim to gender discrimination pursue appropriate recourse afterward.
Across the nation, including in Indiana, the nation continues to struggle at times with how to protect the rights of workers based on varying criteria. Since the 1960s, the Civil Rights Act has been invoked on multiple occasions to protect employees from unfair discrimination. It is specifically Title VII of that legislation that expressly prohibits employers from discriminating against people in specific identified protected classes.
The #MeToo movement has greatly raised awareness of sexual harassment and assault – both in and out of the workplace. Many people without firsthand experience of sexual misconduct are surprised at just how prevalent the problem is. Why, in 2019, would this behavior still be so common?