Discrimination is an intentional or unintentional act, which adversely affects employment opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, national origin, and sometimes even age (in certain jurisdictions).
Harassment and Discrimination Claims are serious, and employers must respond accordingly. Failure to comply with Federal and State employment and labor laws, as well as compensation requirements, can result in the imposition of substantial penalties, lawsuits, and reputation damage.
Discrimination Claims Investigations Information:
- In the event of discrimination where a discrimination claim is to be made:
- Must determine what agency/municipality has jurisdiction over your claim
- Claimant must file a formal written complaint that alleges that discrimination is wholly or at least partly responsible for the alleged harm
- Be sure to file your complaint within the applicable statute of limitations (usually 180 days from the last instance of discrimination)
- Retaliation is a form of discrimination that often results in you being fired, demoted, or harassed as a result of your discrimination claim
- If it is determined that discrimination occurred, discipline could range from a written warning, a transfer, leave without pay, and even termination, if not a law suit for damages.
- Discrimination can occur in many forms:
- Preferential Treatment in the following areas:
- Promotions, Appointments and Project Opportunities
- Sexual Harassment
- Work Conditions
- Retaliation and interference with the victim’s rights and privileges for any reason
- Victim might have complained, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing, and is now being discriminated against in retaliation
- All witnesses, including the complainant, must be interviewed and must give written testimonies sworn under penalty of perjury
- Be mindful of hearsay, as it is not always admissible in court
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title VII protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race and color, national origin, sex, and religion, in small and large businesses as well as government agencies
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age, and it applies both to current employees as well as applicants
- Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
- Title I of the ADA prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and any other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment
- Related ICS Services
- Undercover and Covert Investigations
- Employment and Pre-Employment Screening
- Technical Counter-Surveillance Measures
- Background Investigations and Surveillance
- Reputation Defense
ICS Experience and Expertise:
- Operating since 1967
- Far greater operational reach than any other investigative service in the world
- Built through experience and expertise with a mix of law enforcement and military backgrounds
- All services are performed and billed on an hourly basis.
- Investigators are available 24/7.
- Global resources network for domestic and international work
- Constantly evolving technical capabilities to adapt to advances in electronics and technology
- Use of cutting edge technology and equipment
- Free Consultation for Needs Analysis
- Design an Action Plan
- Engagement and Fees
- Execute Action Plan
- Present Thorough Documentation of All Results/Findings
Are you in need?
If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, you have to stand up for yourself. Discrimination in the workplace can happen in a variety of ways, and it is often perpetrated by those who are in power against those who aren’t. If you know you deserved a pay raise that someone else got, or if you are looked over for a promotion for which you know you are the most qualified candidate, or if you are being sexually harassed at work, you should call ICS today. Let us begin a discrimination claim investigation that will finally help you to feel safe and appreciated at work again.