The unfortunate news is that if you experience any of the unlawful behaviors below, you technically have recourse, but what it will come down to is if you can afford a lawyer OR if you are lucky enough to have the EEOC or your state human right’s division represent you for free – or if you are lucky enough to find a lawyer who will represent you on contingency, which is more and more rare.

There IS recourse under the law. Unfortunately that recourse is not affordable for most Americans.

Also, most employers WILL fire employees who formally complain to an external agency. This is supposed to be unlawful, but it happens every day and in epidemic proportions because workplaces know that those they fire probably cannot afford an attorney to fight back.

unlawful termination

unsafe working conditions

sexual harassment

racial discrimination / harrassment

ethnic discrimination / harassment

religious discrimination / harassment

disability discrimination/ harassment

age discrimination / harassment

gender discrimination / harassment

retaliation for having raised concerns about violations of  labor, ethics, workplace safety, product/consumer safety, environmental, or other  regulations and/or laws

retaliation for having gone to EEOC, OSHA, City/State Divisions of Human Rights, EPA, DOJ, etc to report violations of law in your workplace

workplace bullying, etc. (to be continued). 

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Copyright 2009 Denise A Romano – Reproduction allowed with copyright intact and inclusion of this blog address


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