Most workers in Missouri are keen to hold on to their jobs, regardless of how happy or unhappy they are in their position. It can be difficult to find work, and many individuals simply cannot afford to be fired. However, it is a sad fact that every year, numerous workers lose their jobs for reasons that have no bearing on their suitability as an employee. Meanwhile, others endure severe mistreatment at work as they are too afraid to risk losing their jobs by making a complaint about their working conditions.
Discrimination can be a particular problem, with individuals being singled out for their age, race, gender or even health issues. Some workers are exposed to regular derogatory comments and racial slurs. Others could even be fired for such reasons and replaced with a less-experienced alternative.
As this article on employee rights explains, it is not illegal for an employer to ask questions regarding your race during an interview. However, this is not permitted to have any bearing on the decision-making process. It is also important to bear in mind that your employer may have overlooked the potentially discriminatory nature of a practice they have implemented. Discussing the matter with them could help you to reach a faster resolution.
If you are being mistreated at work because of your race, or for any other discriminatory reason, do not be afraid to stand up for your rights. It can be a daunting thing to do alone, but an attorney may be able to help you with your case. No one should have to endure discrimination, either at work or in any other area of their life. Your attorney may be able to help you to challenge the treatment you have endured and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.