There are an endless number of ways in which people discriminate against one another. None of them are right and yet we see it go on daily. It makes one wish that adults could see things through the eyes of children who are not concerned with the race, religion or the physical traits of others. They simply enjoy what the other children bring to the table in terms of companionship and imagination and friendship. Everybody is a best friend and few are strangers.
Then we look at adults and we see insecurities and we see the hostility that stems from these insecurities. We see hate and have to wonder what created that hate and distrust? Is it misguided and misplaced?
Perhaps so, but the truth of the matter is that it should never find its way into the workplace and no person should be condemned, belittled or in any other way discriminated against for being different. Most employers try to prevent this by providing access to a Human Resource manager who can hear your claims and investigate them and further action can then be taken if it is determined there is any validity to your claims.
Sometimes HR does not investigate. Sometimes it does, but doesn’t like the findings and fears fallout from taking down an upper-level employee after a claim to his or her detriment.
If you are struggling due to discriminatory practices at your workplace and want to hold the responsible party or parties accountable, you can talk to Indiana-based Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law. She can advise you on the options you may have to pursue change and possibly receive remuneration.