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Is non-selection at work a form of discrimination?

In the ideal workplace, employees would be recognized for their work, achievements, and attitude. These hardworking employees would be selected for special projects, promotions, and raises.

Unfortunately, many workplaces are far from this ideal.

In many federal workplaces, highly qualified employees are being passed over for promotions and projects. And lesser qualified people are being chosen instead.

Why is this happening? Unfortunately, in some cases, the answer may be discrimination.

Some employers are selectively excluding employees because of their age, race, national origin, disability or inclusion in another protected class.

Workplace discrimination and retaliation can occur in myriad ways, some subtle and some glaringly obvious. In the case of non-selection, individuals or groups of employees are not selected for promotions or raises because of their identity.

For example, a young, inexperienced employee may be chosen for promotion instead of an older employee with an exemplary work record.

Or employees of a certain ethnic background/race may be promoted or given a raise while employees of another ethic background/race are not.

This practice has gotten especially common over the last two years. And many affected employees are fighting back.

What to do if this is happening to you

Discrimination in the form of non-selection is illegal, and federal laws protect workers from all forms of discrimination.

If your employee has failed to promote you or give you a raise while less experienced or qualified employees have been recognized, it is advisable to seek help from an employment law attorney.

Free consultation: Talk to an attorney from The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., by calling 888-351-0424.

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