If you have been the victim of gender identity discrimination in the workplace, you may be able to pursue a claim against your employer. Use these tips to help with your workplace gender identity discrimination claim. You will need evidence to support your claim and to show that the discrimination occurred. Here is a closer look at what you should do.
Prove A Pattern Of Discrimination
A one-time incident will not warrant a discrimination claim. Instead, you must show that there has been an ongoing situation. You will need to prove a pattern of gender identity discrimination, such as derogatory remarks, frequent misgendering, or offensive jokes. Be sure to document everything. Also, if other workers have been treated the same, or if there have been similar complaints. You need to show that this is not an isolated incident and that there is an ongoing pattern of discrimination.
You should provide a variety of evidence to support your claim against your employer. This includes any text messages or emails, copies of memos or notes, photos, videos, audio recordings, and witness statements. The more evidence that you can provide, the more likely you are to have a successful claim against your employer. Evidence is essential to the success of your gender identity discrimination claim against your employer.
Keep Detailed Notes
Documentation is essential to the success of your workplace discrimination claim. You should make notes of everything. Keep a detailed journal with any incidents of discrimination so you can show a pattern and use it as evidence against your employer. Always indicate the date and time, what was said, what was happening when it was said or done, and who was present. Document every detail from the first incident until your claim gets underway, so you can provide all the necessary evidence.
File Your Claim In A Timely Manner
Check to see if your state has applicable labor laws, and if so, the statute of limitations for pursuing a claim with your state labor department. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows 180 days from the date of the incident for a workplace discrimination claim to be filed. You must get your claim underway before the deadline or it will be dismissed. If your state has workplace discrimination laws, the state agency may have a work-share agreement with the EEOC, and you can file the claim with one agency and ask them to share details with the other agency.
Speak With An Employment Law Attorney
An employment law attorney can help you with your gender identity discrimination in the workplace claim. A lawyer is familiar with the state and federal laws. Be sure to discuss if the attorney takes cases on a contingency basis, or if the lawyer requires a retainer. If you have suffered workplace discrimination because of your gender identity, complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to share details with an attorney who handles these claims in your area.