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Workplace discrimination concerns are mounting

Anyone who has been watching the news lately has seen issues relating to racial relations in the United States reaching what appears to be a climax. The stress and tension in the air is so thick that you could cut it with a knife. However, we all continue to go to our jobs every day, and we continue the best we can to fulfill our work responsibilities, no matter our race, gender, sexual orientation, sex or creed.

During a time like this, while fulfilling their daily responsibilities, many Florida workers may be especially sensitive to any kinds of discrimination they are experiencing on the job. Some workers might be tuning into an ever-present sense that they are treated differently, that they don't receive the same opportunities as fellow employees, that they are being paid less, or that they are being harassed for superficial reasons that don't have anything to do with who they really are.

Racial discrimination can be insidious, it can be under the surface and it can be highly destructive to a Florida employee's career, level of income and happiness. For example, if you are being denied opportunities on your job, you and your family will suffer the consequences. If you're receiving unequal pay, you might not be able to give your children the same quality of life. If you're being ridiculed or harassed because of your race or religion, these stresses could create disharmony and unhappiness in your marital life.

Fortunately, no Florida employee needs to put up with workplace discrimination. Those who are being denied their employment rights and discriminated against can pursue financial restitution and justice in court.

Source: Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, PA, "Discrimination," accessed Aug. 18, 2017

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