There are federal and state laws intended to protect individuals from discrimination or harassment in the workplace, but there are some workplaces where those bad behaviors persist. Facing a hostile work environment every day is taxing and isn’t tolerated under federal or state laws.
What Are the Most Common Workplace Violations?
Most complaints received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year are racial discrimination claims followed by sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Other common complaints include discrimination based on age, disability, and national origin. Below we will discuss three of the most common workplace violations.
Workplace discrimination is the act of discriminating against a person who is a member of a protected class. Below are protected classes:
Age (over 40)
There are other protected classes not listed here for a complete list on the EEOC website.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment is common in Mississippi workplaces and can be emotionally taxing and take its toll on the entire workplace. Sexual harassment could become pervasive and make an employer vulnerable to a costly civil suit, sometimes multiple suits if they allowed sexual harassment to go unaddressed after being notified it is a problem.
Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Sometimes employers punish the worker who reports discrimination and harassment instead of the guilty person. Many workers who act and report abuse in the workplace experience retaliation and are sometimes wrongfully terminated. Federal and state law prohibit retaliation, and if you are subjected to it, you may be able to recover your lost wages.
If you were subjected to retaliation or were wrongfully termination, arrange a case evaluation and learn if you have a valid complaint. Our team of lawyers will give you an honest evaluation of your claim and make sure you have all the information you need. Don’t make the wrong decision because you don’t have all the information.
You should consider filing a wrongful termination claim if you were fired for the following:
Filing a worker’s compensation claim
Military or national guard service
Your employer breached employment contract
If your employer violates employment laws, you can file a complaint with the following:
1235 Echelon Pkwy, Jackson, MS 39213
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mississippi
100 W Capitol St # 207, Jackson, MS 39269
Consult with an Employment Attorney in Mississippi
If you need to file a complaint about abuses you have experienced or witnessed on the job, we recommend you contact an employment law attorney near you in Mississippi and discuss what steps come next. With legal counsel, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic and emotional damages. Let us connect you with one of our outstanding lawyers and discuss what course of action they think will have the best outcome in your case. Calling one of our attorneys to set up a consultation will be a smart move and get you closer to a fair settlement.