As experienced Rockland County Employment Lawyers, clients often complain to us about unequal treatment at work and there are times when a client sees that certain members of a protective class are being disciplined for apparently minor infractions and others who are not members of that class are not being disciplined for those infractions. Again, we inquire very, very closely into the facts and circumstances surrounding the situation. It could be that some of these other minority employees have previously been disciplined. We inquire into those facts.
If it appears that the minority employees are being unfairly disciplined and treated unequally, differently from others similarly situated, our Rockland County Employment Lawyers will probably encourage those employees in the first instance to proceed through their employer’s set course of action through the policies and procedures to make a complaint of discrimination. We encourage them to follow that path until it’s done and if the discrimination is not re-mediated then we talk about the possibility of a lawsuit.
Again, when the people continue to be employed at the workplace, it’s difficult to advise commencing a lawsuit for things like discipline unless there’s other action that’s been taken. I mean a suspension, some loss in benefit, some loss in pay to make it worthwhile to proceed to court.