Eberstein & Witherite workplace discrimination lawyers discuss the impact discrimination on the job can have on one’s mental health.
Dealing with discrimination in any aspect is difficult. When such occurrences are experienced regularly, the effects can be far more impactful than many know. Research has even shown that ongoing discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, age, nationality, or sexual orientation can negatively impact a person’s mental health.
“When it comes to mental health, our results suggest that the type and frequency of discrimination matters,” Salas-Wright said. “It seems that it is the ongoing experience of multiple types of discrimination, including disrespect, condescension, hostile and character-based discrimination, which negatively impacts mental health.”
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According to the Texas based workplace discrimination attorneys of Eberstein & Witherite, this issue is commonly seen in employees who are subjected to ongoing discrimination in the workplace. They may deal with anxiety or depression that affects their performance at work, makes them fearful of coming to work, and also impacts their lives day to day at home.
Many are unsure of where to turn for help in these matters, and often place the blame on themselves. Even in cases where a worker chooses to take action, it is often in the form of quitting their job, which leaves open the possibility that a discriminating employer will never be held accountable for what they have done.
Eberstein & Witherite employment lawyers say that it is important for employees who feel they have been victimized by job discrimination, whether while they are currently employed or by an entity they are seeking employment from, to understand what their available legal options are. Laws have been enacted to protect individuals from employment discrimination, and several remedies have been outlined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to meet the goal of providing victims with relief.
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “Remedies For Employment Discrimination”
“Whenever discrimination is found, the goal of the law is to put the victim of discrimination in the same position (or nearly the same) that he or she would have been if the discrimination had never occurred… The types of relief will depend upon the discriminatory action and the effect it had on the victim.”
To read further, visit http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/remedies.cfm.
Eberstein & Witherite discrimination attorneys have experience helping workers who are facing challenges linked to workplace discrimination and can offer a free, confidential consultation to those who need help today.