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Discrimination in Arkansas
Job-related discrimination can happen in a variety of ways, some of which are obvious and some of which are much more subtle. Regardless of how it occurs, federal and Arkansas laws make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees and job candidates based on factors such as sex and race. If you think you've been discriminated against, contact an employment lawyer or discrimination attorney immediately. You have a limited period of time in which to take legal action.
Are You a Victim of Discrimination?
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against people based on:
- National origin
- Age (if a person is at least 40 years old)
But what is job discrimination and how do you know if you've been the victim of discrimination?
Discrimination can take a variety of forms in the workplace, but occurs when a person is treated differently because of a characteristic such as sex or religion. A person who's a victim of discrimination might:
- Be passed over for a new job or a promotion
- Receive fewer shifts or less desirable shifts
- Be paid a lower salary
- Receive different job-related training
- Be unfairly terminated from a position
If you can prove that you've been the victim of discrimination, you may be entitled to compensation and/or restoration of your job. However, you may have a limited period of time in which to file a claim. Talk to a discrimination lawyer or employment attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Find & Hire Local Arkansas Discrimination Attorneys
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