Discrimination at Work? It’s Never Too Soon to Call
If you think you’re being harassed at work, don’t wait to call for help. Discrimination or harassment on the job is not only illegal but it can be extremely uncomfortable. An experienced discrimination lawyer can help you understand your rights under federal and New York state law.
A common mistake many people make is to reach out to an attorney well after the discrimination has started or come to a head. Don’t wait until your employer has taken action against you by putting you on probation or even firing you from your job. You need advice and counsel early on to build an effective case.
When should you make the first call? Contact a <a href=”http://www.akinandsmith.com/aop/new-york-discrimination/”>New York City discrimination lawyer</a> at the first sign of an off-color remark or action from your boss or a colleague. Why? If you call for help early, an attorney can:
<li>Be an effective advocate for your rights and guide you through this complex process.</li>
<li>Begin to build your case sooner rather than later. It’s much more effective to work in real time by recording events as they occur and saving threatening e-mail messages or notes. They may be deleted if you’re already gone.</li>
<li>Maintain a “big picture” perspective to protect you by helping you through the emotional strain and focusing on the facts.</li>
No one wants to be the victim of harassment or <a href=”http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/index.cfm” target=”_blank”>discrimination</a> at work. If you’re the target, don’t wait to reach out. The cumulative effect of living with an intolerable situation can take its toll emotionally, physically and maybe financially. Get help up front from a New York City attorney who’s been there and done this before — and will make sure the law works for you.