Sadly, scapegoating groups of people amid a pandemic is nothing new. A recent poll found that one in three Americans have witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, there has been a surge in hate incidents against Asian Americans.
These false assumptions and biases can extend to the workplace and foster a hostile, untenable work environment.
If an employer or coworker discriminated against you during the COVID-19 pandemic because of your national origin or another protected characteristic, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation.
What Is Workplace Discrimination?
It’s against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop some employers from doing exactly that.
Workplace discrimination can take many forms including slurs, stereotyping, derogatory comments, and adverse employment actions such as demotions and firings. These acts can lead to an inequitable workplace where some employees are treated more favorably than others.
Contact a Workplace Discrimination Attorney
If you believe you may have been the victim of workplace discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic, contact us for a free legal case evaluation. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your hardship.