Discrimination in the workplace is often, though not always, illegal. The State of Arizona, the federal government, and some municipalities, have enacted laws prohibiting discrimination for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, despite the presence of these laws discrimination still occurs, subjecting employees to harassment and sometimes the loss of their jobs for an illegal reason.
Because of the complexity of the discrimination laws and the strict time limitations in many cases for bringing an employment discrimination claim, employees who believe their rights have been violated should consult with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible.
Although this list is not comprehensive, discrimination claims may arise where an employee is treated differently because of his or her age, disability, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It is also illegal to retaliate against someone who has complained about discrimination even when the complainant doesn't fall within the protected class at issue. Pursuant to the laws prohibiting discrimination, it is usually illegal to discriminate in the hiring and firing of employees; in decisions related to compensation, transfers, or layoffs; provision of fringe benefits; and many other terms and conditions of employment.
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