There are many forms of harassment and workplace discrimination that can take place in California, but one of the most unfathomable is if it is due to someone having served his or her country. When a veteran or reservist is confronted by various forms of discrimination because of it, they need to know their rights. Unfortunately, this does happen and those who have been affected by it need to understand that they have the right to seek compensation through a lawsuit.
Perhaps an employee was a reservist and was sent on a deployment only to return and discover that he or she was marginalized at work. Maybe assignments are being doled out in an unfair manner and there is the belief that it is due to the worker having been away for an extended period serving the United States in the armed forces. There could be an attempt to pressure the employee into quitting to circumvent anti-discrimination laws. An employer could have a preconceived notion as to the capabilities and competence of a person who served due to news stories of those who were unable to cope and return to society.
Although it might sound like something unusual, discrimination against a military reservist or a veteran can occur in subtle or obvious ways. Those who are subjected to this level of workplace discrimination need to be aware of the protections they are accorded under the law and the right to seek compensation and possibly to get their job back if they were dismissed for reasons that were not connected to job performance.
Employment discrimination is a prevalent problem that is still happening. It can be for a number of justifications including military service. When there is a belief that there was a discriminatory act or policies in place at work because of a worker having served in the military, it is imperative that the victim speak to an attorney to discuss a lawsuit.