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Facing workplace discrimination? Why you shouldn’t resign 

On Behalf of | Jul 25, 2023 | Workplace Discrimination |

You may feel overwhelmed and frustrated due to discrimination at your workplace. However, before throwing in the towel and leaving your job, it is essential to consider a few crucial factors that could lead to a more empowering outcome.

First, it may help to know you are not alone. Workplace discrimination is a pervasive issue that affects millions of working Americans across various industries. Therefore, you should be ready to assert your rights as the law is on your side – any form of discrimination is illegal at both state and federal levels.

Below are some reasons you should not resign before understanding your options if you are a victim of workplace discrimination.

You may miss out on crucial evidence 

It could be true that your employer is discriminating against you, and you may have a valid claim. However, it can be challenging to prove that from the outside. Such cases require documentation of evidence such as communication records, call logs and even eyewitness statements.

When you hastily resign from your job, getting hold of such evidence can be difficult. For instance, you may not have access to your work emails, and fellow employees may be hesitant to side with someone they no longer share work ties with.

Other unforeseen consequences

Hastily resigning from your job without good cause could make you ineligible for unemployment benefits. This can happen if you cannot substantiate your discrimination claims. Quitting on unfounded allegations can also be detrimental to your career, especially if it paints you in a bad light.

What are your options?

If you face workplace discrimination, stay put. Document everything and seek legal guidance. While it may feel intimidating, taking appropriate legal action can lead to a resolution that protects your interests.

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