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If you’ve been discriminated at work, you may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. It can be especially difficult to deal with your situation if you were denied an open job position or fired from a job and you believe the underlying reason was discrimination. Speaking up and making your voice heard can ensure the discrimination is put to an end. You also deserve some sort of remedy for your mistreatment.

One way to seek remedies for an employment discrimination incident is to file a claim with your state’s employment agency. In Maryland, for example, you’d file with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). You can also file with the federal employment agency, which is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). There are law firms throughout the country that can also assist you in filing your employment discrimination claim.

Ricardo is a thirty-six-year-old man living in Baltimore. He been working as a manager at an electronics company for six years. He felt discriminated against when his employer promoted someone else with the same position who had been working at his company for far less time than he had. He had always received excellent performance evaluations, but for some reason, his boss refused to reward him for his hard work.

Eventually, Ricardo couldn’t take the blatant prejudice anymore. He hired an employment discrimination lawyer from Snider & Associates, LLC to guide him through the claims process. After filing a complaint and presenting evidence to support his claim, he was able to receive compensation for the mistreatment. His boss also had to pay penalties for the unlawful behavior.  

Filing a Lawsuit Against Your Employer

You’ll need to file an official complaint through your state or federal employment agency before being able to proceed with a lawsuit. Once the employment agency investigates your incident, they’ll make a decision on whether they found probable cause for discrimination. You’ll either receive remedies for the discrimination or you can request a right to sue from the agency.

Once a right to sue has been granted, you’ll be able to file a private lawsuit against your employer for the discrimination. While this may seem like a complex process, it’s important to stand up for yourself when instances of prejudice occur, because you may not realize that you’re standing up for others as well.

Fighting for your rights in the workplace can help to prevent further discrimination from happening in the future. By remedying the situation, you’ll be able to walk away feeling more clarity moving forward.