If I had one hundred dollars for every time clients come to me and tell me that they knew that they were being discriminated against, they were afraid to say something and now they regret it. I’d have a nice little sum of money. Keeping quiet never works for long. Unfair treatment doesn’t just magically disappear. There is no badge of honor for putting up with discrimination. All it makes you is a victim. As a matter of fact, bad things can happen if you don’t say anything. You can sleep on your rights. You only have 300 days to report discrimination. And the bad actors keep on treating you unfairly. That takes a toll on your mental health as well as physical health.
Report discrimination so that when do seek a lawyer, your lawyer has something to work with. Retaliation is often easier to prove. You’d be surprised. I’ve actually heard of people being taken off of PIPs when they haven’t changed a thing. Face it. It’s either going to get worse or get better. Complacency is definitely not the way to go. You’ll totally lose, fired unfairly with no way to support yourself, no chance of vindication with regrets.
Nobody wants to claim discrimination but sometimes it is what it is. Fortunately, it’s illegal. So find your voice. Be strong. Call discrimination out. This is how we make the world a better place for EVERYBODY regardless of who you are.