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How am I protected from discrimination as an employee?

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2019 | Employment Law For Employees

All employees should be treated fairly and based on the effort they put into their role. The law in the United States tries to make sure that no employee has to suffer discrimination for any unfair reason, and because of this, there are several different laws that have been put in place.

Discrimination in employment laws tend to apply to all aspects of employment and do not only apply to official employees. For example, if you believe that you were discriminated against in a job interview, and you were never employed by the company in question, you may still have the opportunity to take successful legal action.

How does the Equal Pay Act apply to me?

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is a law that protects both men and women from pay-based discrimination for the same work done. For example, if a woman is being paid more money than a man doing equal work in the same company, action could be taken under the EPA.

What law could protect me from racial discrimination?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 put laws in place to make employment discrimination based on national origin, color, race, sex or religion illegal across the United States. This means that everyone is protected from any mistreatment due to these factors. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 made it possible for monetary damages to be claimed after unlawful discrimination.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any part of the employment process in Kentucky, it is important that you do not accept such treatment and that you take appropriate action.