Employment discrimination can leave you with a sour taste in your mouth. You may feel angry or resentful. You could be upset or anxious. Whatever you feel, it’s important that you are able to get the support you need to move past the situation.
On the legal end of things, it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about how you’d like to move forward. If you were discriminated against and have documentation, then you may want to submit that information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to talk to your attorney about making a claim against your employer.
For your emotional well-being, you may want to consider speaking with a therapist or support group. Going through discrimination can be hard on you, and it may make you feel attacked or hurt. It’s important that you are able to work through those feelings and to have someone you can talk to about how you’re being treated and coping throughout your case.
Your attorney will be there for you when you need them, but it’s always a good idea to have a second person (or even more people) to talk to. Stress can be bad for your health, so remember to eat well, exercise and talk through the problems you’re having. It can be emotional to deal with discrimination, but there are people who understand what you’re going through.
No matter how big or small you feel your case is, you deserve to be heard. You don’t deserve to be discriminated against or to feel that you’re not as worthy to work in a safe environment as others. Our website has more on what you should do if you’ve been discriminated against on the job.