Workplace discrimination is:
- Unfair treatment or harassment because you are a member of a protected class;
- Being denied a reasonable accommodation that you need because of your religion (including what you wear) or disability (including temporary accommodations for pregnancy); or
- Punishment for complaining about job discrimination or for helping in a discrimination investigation.
If one of these happens to you, you can probably file a complaint against your employer. But there are many rules about the process that you must follow carefully.
You will have a limited time to file a claim. The amount of time depends on where you file. This can be as short as 180 days.
How long you worked there also doesn’t matter. But more time on a job lets you take better notes on how you were treated.
Updated: October 2017