Discrimination within the workplace can cause emotional and mental pain due to its degrading and hurtful nature. As a Seattle employment discrimination lawyer, I am aware that discrimination of any kind happens way more often in our society than we would like. Komo News 4 has reported that a Washington State Patrol sergeant has filed allegations against the agency claiming abuse over his race and religion. David Divis is claiming he was treated unfairly during a disciplinary action and lost advancement opportunities due to being white and a Mormon. Previously, Divis had been opened to an internal affairs investigation regarding inappropriate racial comments directed towards African American co-workers. Divis was demoted and transferred as a result. During this time, Divis reported negative comments that were directed towards his race and religion that he believes may have played a part in the intensity of his disciplinary period. The State Patrol claims they have acted in good faith throughout the process and denies any of the allegations brought against them in this case.
Retaliation in the workplace is when an employer does something negative to an employee due to something that the employee did while protected under the law. If you have lost wages, benefits or advancement opportunities due to retaliation or discrimination, consider taking action.
If you believe you have been victimized by employment discrimination and wonder if you have a case, contact a professional Bellevue employment discrimination attorney today to discuss your options. Claims in a gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age discrimination cases can be very frustrating and difficult to determine. Deciding to take legal action is hard, especially in your place of work, call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make your decision less stressful by dedicating my time and experience to your case in order to protect your personal rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.