When You've Been Let Go from a Job and You Suspect Discrimination

Discrimination can be subtle. Sometimes it's small comments about your gender, and it can go as far as telling you that you are too old to do a job anymore. If you have been let go from a job and you believe that it is because of your gender, age or ethnicity, it's time to meet with an attorney who can help you determine if you have a case.

Age Discrimination Happens Frequently

As companies look for ways to save money, one of the first places they look is at staff salaries. If you are a person who has been working for the business for a long time, you may be at the top of your pay scale. The quickest way for companies to reduce costs is to fire the most expensive employees.

Gender Discrimination Can Occur During Pregnancy

One way to clearly identify gender discrimination is if you are female and you become pregnant. If you were a top employee for a number of years, and now you find your boss writing you up all the time, gender discrimination may be at play. It's expensive for companies to pay for maternity leave, and to train new staff to fill in for the pregnant employee. It is cheaper for the company to let a pregnant staff person go than it is to pay for their time off.

Discrimination Due to Ethnicity May Be Harder to Prove

Unless you have a clear cut case of a boss who makes ethnics slurs all of the time, proving discrimination based on your ethnicity may be difficult. If you have a stellar work record, and you are not the newest person hired, getting let go is always suspect to further investigation. If you are a minority in your workplace and you have been fired for no obvious reason, meet with a discrimination attorney to discuss the potential of your case.

Being fired from a job without any warning is hard on anyone. If you are not financially prepared to be out of work, the consequences of no longer earning a paycheck can be devastating.

It's important not to give up if you believe you have lost a job because of discrimination. Many people go quietly, hoping the employer doesn't deny unemployment benefits. This is not fair to you, or to anyone else who may end up in the same predicament within the company.

If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, contact us today to see what we can do for your case.