Discrimination & Losing Job Promotions

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A job promotion is a big deal: better pay, better bonuses, and better benefits can go a long way. Unfortunately, upper management doesn’t always choose the best candidate for the job. In normal circumstances, there’s not much you can do to change the scenario, but if you lost the promotion due to discrimination, Nisar Law Group could help.

Discrimination & Promotions

A valid discrimination claim requires proof of an adverse employment action based on a protected characteristic.

Protected characteristics include the following:

  • Sex;
  • Race;
  • Religion;
  • Color;
  • National origin; and
  • Disability.

Trying to Prove Discrimination

Active discrimination comes in various forms, and it's important to collect and document any discriminatory acts that may have impacted your lack of promotion.

Evidence of discriminatory acts may include:

  • Direct prejudicial evidence such as emails, in-person conversations, and text messages.
  • Burden-shifting scenarios based on circumcisional evidence where an employer gives a reason that covers for discrimination.
  • The discriminated employee was clearly a better candidate than the employee that was promoted. In these cases, it must be argued that any reasonable employer would have promoted the discriminated employee over the employee that was promoted.  

Get the Legal Advocate You Need

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against, Nisar Law Group can help. Our discrimination attorneys have helped New York residents fight against discriminatory hiring and promoting practices, and we may be able to take on your case.

Call (646) 760-6493 now for a consultation for your discrimination case.
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