How Do I Know That I’ve Been Wronged?
It’s common to wonder whether what you’ve experienced was really as bad as you think it was. Many people wonder whether they will be accused of “playing the gender card” or being thought of as a difficult employee if they talk to a lawyer about it. It’s normal to have those worries. It’s something that nearly all victims of discrimination share.
Before you start second-guessing yourself into silence, however, consider the following questions and your answers to them. If you find yourself nodding in agreement or thinking of even more evidence for concern, give us a call at our Phoenix office to discuss whether you may have a case here in Arizona. We can help you decide whether to move forward with a complaint of racial discrimination, gender-based discrimination, or discrimination on the basis of nationality, disability, or other protected status.
Ask Yourself These Questions
- Is there a pattern to the way you’ve been treated unfairly?
- Have you spoken up about the problem and been dismissed or ignored? Have you been told “it’s not that big of a deal,” or “try not to take it personally?”
- Has your employer violated rules in your employee handbook? If so, can you provide documentation?
- Do you say nothing about what’s happening because you don’t know what to say or do? In other words: You know it’s wrong, but you’re not sure how to address it?
- Do the actions and communications that make up part of the company’s culture have the effect of minimizing a protected class of people?
Sometimes other people’s behaviors can be so subtle that they lead you to question whether it’s discrimination at all. It could just be thought of as “company culture” and as such, you don’t fit in. But if the communications, actions or behaviors are consistently performed at the expense of someone else’s race, gender, religion or disability, then they are likely discriminatory and potentially illegal. An experienced attorney can give you the confidence you need to move forward with a complaint.
Bad Things Happen When No One Speaks Up
When you call Elizabeth D. Tate, she can help you determine whether these signs of discrimination indicate potentially illegal activities. Her one-on-one approach means you can tell her directly what the circumstances are and she can give you straightforward answers. She can help you know whether the law is on your side.
Take The First Step
Call Ms. Tate today at her central Phoenix office: 602-670-4653. You may also reach her via email by filling out this online contact form. She’s ready to hear your story.
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