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Unfair Treatment at Work

Most people don’t know what their options are when dealing with unfair treatment at work. They tend to ask questions like, how to deal with unfair treatment at work, how to report unfair treatment at work, and employment law unfair treatment. People may turn to Experts for help. Listed below is five of the Top Unfair Treatment at Work Questions.

Is unfair treatment a type of harassment?

In most situations this can be true, harassment is legally defined as the act of continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, and an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone anxious or fearful. Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if due to discrimination based on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations on collection agencies, involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of blackmail. Many times unfair treatment in the workplace can often be considered harassment.

If someone has been receiving unfair treatment at work, but they are not sure why, what can they do legally?

Absent a written agreement to the contrary, an employee can be treated differently or discriminated against for any reason, as long as the reason is not prohibited by law.

Federal laws prohibit employment discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, past, current, or future military obligations, Family Medical Leave Act usage or filing a worker’s compensation claim. If you think that your treatment was based one of these protected areas you may have an actionable claim against your employer. To make a claim against your employer, you must file a "charge of discrimination" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charge must be filed by mail or in person with a local EEOC office within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.

Do fair labor laws cover unfair treatment or harassment in the state of Alabama?

In Alabama there are really no state laws that offer this protection. Therefore the only protections available for this kind of misconduct are federal laws, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Title VII prohibits unfair treatment and or harassment based on race, gender, nationality, or religion. Also, if you've engaged in some kind of protected activity such as filing a complaint under another state or Federal law, the employer cannot treat you unfairly or harass you based on you filing the complaint.

How can someone prove unfair treatment practiced by employers?

Employment is considered at will unless there is a written contract to the contrary. What this means is that an employer can set the rules, hire, fire, promote and pay based on the employer's discretion and it is only going to be considered if the sole reason for the employer's actions are based on the age/race/sex/disability of the employee or in retaliation for reporting or taking advantage of a legally guaranteed right (such as applying for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or for Workers Compensation or for filing a complaint about illegal discrimination based on age/race/sex/disability). Other than treatment based on age/race/sex/disability it is not considered unlawful unfair treatment.

If someone filed an grievance 7 months ago for unfair treatment, discrimination and favoritism, and the party won that grievance and now the party is being retaliation against, harassed, and bullied, is the statute of limitations 180 days for filing a grievance with the EEOC?

If the 180 day time period has passed you cannot file a complaint with the EEOC. But you can still sue the employer for their allowing retaliation if you have reported it and they failed to remedy the situation. You have up to 2 years to file the lawsuit.

Unfair treatment at work is a very interesting but different topic and many times hard to prove. Many people are facing unfair treatment at work, and have many questions and no answers. By asking the Expert’s individual’s can get their questions answered fast and promptly.

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