Workplace discrimination is a significant problem for job applicants, new employees, and those pursuing promotions within their company. Some Idaho residents can easily identify times where they suffered workplace discrimination, but others aren’t so sure. If you notice any of these signs, you might be a victim.
Discriminatory language in job postings
Existing employees often suffer discrimination when they pursue promotions within their company. Looking out for some revealing terms in these job postings such as “young professional” or “fresh and energetic” is a great way to recognize potential discrimination. A large number of workplace discrimination claims involve age discrimination, which is common when companies look to promote from within.
Illegal interview questions
There are state and federal laws that govern the type of questions that employers can ask job applicants in an interview. If you go to an interview and hear any of these questions, the company may have discrimination issues.
- Do you have kids?
- When did you graduate from high school?
- Do you have any disabilities?
- What gender do you identify as?
- What is your maiden name?
You’re subject to verbal harassment
Verbal abuse goes far beyond a supervisor yelling at employees in front of others. While berating employees is certainly a type of verbal harassment, it’s not the only kind. You should also look out for other types of verbal harassment including:
- The use of racial slurs
- The use of slurs based on gender identity
- Gossip about someone in the office
- Sexual humor or innuendo
- Jokes about religious preferences
- Threats of any type of violence
The majority of employers work hard to make sure discrimination is not a problem in the workplace. However, employees should know how to recognize the signs of discrimination in order to protect themselves.