When confronted with the laundry list of foul comments he has made about women over the years, Mr. Trump said that he loved women; they are “amongst his best people”. This last statement is in part true, as he has consistently promoted many women within his many businesses. So what if one of his “best people” should fall victim to Donald Trump’s discrimination in the workplace? Labor laws exist to protect employees against sex discrimination in the workplace, such as Donald Trump’s attacks.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the work place on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, or sex. This has since been amended, effective August 2016, to include discrimination in the event of gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical conditions, transgender status, and sex stereotypes.
Consult your employee handbook. Most employers have an up to date employee handbook which can sometimes include a sexual harassment policy. Make sure to make notes on your particular instances of discrimination and submit an incident report to your human resources department.
Speak to your supervisor…if you feel comfortable. Oftentimes employers offer in-house mediation or other solutions to mitigate instances of harassment or discrimination.
File a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC. You have six months from the date of the incident to file a complaint. While you don’t need an employment attorney to file a complaint, finding an attorney experienced in labor law matters may save you time and ensure that the complaint is filed correctly and in a timely manner, as defined by the EEOC.
When all else fails, contact a reputable employment attorney who can help you understand labor laws, and your rights in cases of discrimination in the workplace. The trusted team of employment attorneys at the Gallardo Law Firm is here to help you navigate complex labor laws.
Don’t end up like are among the many women who have fallen victim to presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s misogyny; Cher, Bette Midler, Rosie O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, Gail Collins, Megyn Kelly, Angelina Jolie and most recently Alicia Machado, former Miss Universe. Speak to a knowledgeable employment attorney today!