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The divisive and illegal nature of discrimination

Going to work may be difficult some days, but at the very least, you should be able to count on feeling safe and comfortable at work. You should be in your office and have the feeling that no other employee is judging you or discriminating against you based on any factor. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, and as a result plenty of employees are discriminated against every day in the United States.

Employment discrimination may happen, but it isn't acceptable. There are, sadly, far too many factors that can be used by employees or supervisors to discriminate against an individual. Your age could be the subject of discriminatory action. Your race or religion could draw action from fellow workers and supervisors. Your gender, your disability, your national origin, your sexual orientation, or even your decision to get pregnant could all trigger certain employees to take retaliatory and discriminatory action against you.

None of these actions by your fellow employees or supervisors is illegal, though they may discriminate you anyway. That's what is so frustrating about discrimination -- there is a rebellious and defiant attitude for the law and for social norms that is upsetting and terrible.

For employees that are affected by discriminatory action by their employers or their co-workers, it is essential to discuss their case with an experienced employment law attorney. At The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, we will uphold, protect and advocate for your rights. We will review your case and adamantly work towards finding a solution for your predicament.

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