I am a sub-contractor for a national company. The national company uses 100% sub-contracted labor, management are employies. I am the only contractor/employee of a different religion. I am not allowed to expand my services as other contractors have been allowed to do. Is religious discrimination an issue?
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.From what you mentioned, this strongly suggests religious discrimination.Rarely is the discriminating company express in giving you the reason for their conduct but where the only difference is religion, that is often the root cause.This can be pursued through a lawyer complaint seeking internal resolution. It may also be pursued through the EEOC.The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, Layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.To file a claim with the eeoc: see http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfmFor local counsel to pursue negotiations internally, see findlaw.com
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does my sub-contractor status matter?
It does not immunize them from the above claims. It does not matter. I would begin seeking an out of court settlement, using the above as leverage!
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