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Working from home and discrimination

Often, when people think about discrimination in the workplace, they picture businesses with a brick-and-mortar presence where employees are physically present while performing their job duties. However, it is important to keep in mind that workers may be subjected to various types of discrimination even if they do not have to physically show up to work every day. Thanks to rapid technological advancements, an increasing number of people telecommute, which can be very convenient for workers and employers alike. Unfortunately, discrimination also takes place in these scenarios as well, and we will review some examples in this post.

Someone who works from home may be reassigned to a less favorable position due to their gender. Or, their position may be terminated as a result of their religious beliefs or ethnic background. Just because a worker does not need to show up at work every day, this does not mean that they are immune to discrimination. In fact, some employers and managers may think that it is easier to get away with discrimination in these instances because a worker is not physically present when mistreatment occurs.

Our law firm is strongly opposed to workplace discrimination in all forms, regardless of whether it occurs in person or over the internet. Sadly, some online workers do not realize that their rights have been violated and they fail to take appropriate action in the wake of discrimination. Please browse through our blog for additional examples of discrimination and more on options that are available to employees who have been discriminated against.

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