What Should I Do If I Have Been Discriminated Against?
If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you should take the following steps:
- Report the discrimination to your employer (a supervisor and/or the HR department)
- Cooperate with their investigation
- File a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Reach out to a local discrimination lawyer for legal advice
After you file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, you will receive a notice from the EEOC either asking you and your employer to participate in mediation or asking your employer to respond to your charge in written form or dismissing your charge.
What are Some Forms of Compensation for Employment Discrimination?
If you have been discriminated against, you should know that you could be entitled to the following:
- Back pay
- Front pay
- Compensatory damages
- Punitive damages
The California Civil Rights Act may offer additional compensation. Because each case is different, it may help to speak with an attorney at our firm for more details so you can make a more informed decision about how to proceed with your case.
Contact Our Discrimination Attorney Today
Whether you were wrongfully denied a promotion, job title, or benefits or you were fired as a result of discrimination, Benton Employment Law is prepared to get to work on your behalf immediately. We have a track record of success and are ready to put our experience to work for you.