Workplace discrimination happens for a number of different reasons. But regardless of why, it should never be done in the first place. One of the most common causes of workplace discrimination and bullying is due to disabilities.
If you’re registered as having a disability, then it might be all too common to experience discrimination. Being told that you’re not as capable of doing a job as others. And having your hard work trampled on by other employees that are looking for every situation to bully you.
Fortunately, there are a couple of ways that you can fight back against discrimination in the workplace.
Speak With Human Resources
Every business will eventually have some kind of human resources department. If the discrimination is somewhat minor or has been getting worse, then you should raise the concerns and speak to the department in charge, typically HR.
If there is no HR department, then your next bet is to speak to either a manager or directly to your boss. Once you speak up, you should list your concerns. Let them know what’s happening and what you’d like to see done. If you’re capable of showing proof of your claims, then it’s far more likely that something will be done about the problem.
Seek Legal Advice
If you’re finding it hard to deal with the discrimination in your workplace, then it’s a good idea to seek out legal advice such as from LongTermDisabilityLawyer.com. They’ll help you explain your rights and give you more advice on how you can proceed in order to stay at your job and fight back against any form of discrimination that you might be facing from your peers or managers.
Legal advice will also help you claim compensation if you were injured or if there was any wrongdoing that put you in a poor position. Seeking legal advice will help you clear up the disability discrimination. But some people might be worried that it makes them an enemy against their company. This shouldn’t be a concern because your company should be willing to make changes in order to support you in the workplace.
Form a Support Group
A support group will help you voice your concerns with other colleagues who are also suffering from discrimination or are willing to help you deal with the bullying in the workplace. Being discriminated against because of a disability is a horrible act. And there are many people who would be willing to help out. Especially if your workplace is rather large. With a support group, you have a larger voice which means that you’re more likely to get noticed and more likely to make a change in the workplace.
Bullying and discrimination are never welcome in the workplace. For more information about bullying, you can check out articles such as this one from TheGuardian.com that explain your legal rights and how you can use them to fight back against bullying. Hopefully, this post has cleared up any doubt that you might have and given you a couple of ways to fight back against the many forms of discrimination in the workplace.
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This is such an important post. Having been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, it’s not hard to face some discrmination. I love this.
Have a great week 🙂
Amy x Wandering Everywhere