Texas employers are generally required to treat their employees equally regardless of their age, sex or religious views. However, there is still a chance that you will be treated differently than your colleagues for reasons other than your job performance. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you may be the victim of workplace discrimination.
Discipline is handed down in a questionable manner
It isn’t uncommon for a company to use an employee’s disciplinary record as a justification for terminating someone who the organization simply didn’t like. Therefore, if you receive written warnings that seem questionable, it may be a supervisor’s way of retaliating against you. The same may be true if you’re demoted, receive a pay cut or are otherwise punished for acts that other employees aren’t disciplined for.
People make demeaning jokes at your expense
If others in the office make jokes about your age, appearance or religion, you’re likely a victim of employment discrimination. The same might be true if you hear demeaning comments about your country of origin, the way that you talk or the political parties that you support. It’s important to note that you could be the victim of harassment even if a comment wasn’t intended to cause harm. In most cases, the fact that it made you uncomfortable is enough to pursue a legal claim.
An attorney may be able to help you put a stop to unfair treatment at work and may use emails, social media posts or other records to show that you were demoted, terminated or were otherwise mistreated based on a protected attribute. If your claim is successful, it may be possible to obtain compensation for lost wages, the value of benefits or other damages.