Common Challenges In An Employment Discrimination Claim 

The world has progressed in various aspects. However, it is unfortunate that cases of employment discrimination still exist. The worst part is that half of the incidents are not even reported to HR. Businesses and employers must ensure a safe work environment. All employees should be aware of their rights and protections. 

If you or someone you know has faced employment discrimination, the steps you take significantly determine the outcome of your claim. Work discrimination claims can be complicated. Consult with a Connecticut employment law attorney to increase your chances of winning. Meanwhile, here are some common challenges you might encounter. 

What are some common examples of workplace discrimination?

Here are some common examples of workplace discrimination:

  • Being treated differently or unfairly than the rest of the workers.
  • The employer does not make reasonable accommodations for your disability. 
  • Being harassed by your superiors or senior employees.
  • Getting retaliated against right after filing a complaint.
  • Not making reasonable accommodations for one’s religious beliefs (prayer room).
  • Being asked inappropriate questions.

Not everything you experience will be clearly defined in the book of law. To determine whether you were discriminated against, consult with an attorney today. 

Challenges in employment discrimination claim 

  • Not having evidence. 

Most people do not report their experiences due to one major reason: lack of evidence. The law simply won’t believe you for your word. You must have some proof or witness. If you do not have evidence, your employer can easily brush it off by saying it never happened. 

Some things that may constitute proof include emails, text messages, handwritten notes, photos/videos, etc. 

  • Keeping up with the statute of limitations. 

The statute of limitations is an essential deadline for legal claims. All types of cases have a deadline, including workplace discrimination. You must file your case within a certain timeframe, and if you fail to do so, you lose your right to justice. Every state has a different deadline, so make sure you check your state laws. 

  • Not being aware of your rights and remedies. 

Thousands of employees remain silent because they believe they do not have another option. The law protects the victims suffering from discrimination. It is crucial to learn about your rights and exercise them. There are various remedies or compensation available for the victims. The amount or type of compensation depends upon the circumstances and severity of the claim. 

Understandably, you may want to avoid filing a complaint for fear of retaliation. However, that is not good for your mental and physical health in the long term. Contact an attorney today.