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Discrimination

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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What do you think about people who fight against employers who discriminate due to religion, sex, disability, gender identification, etc.? It is worth it?

by on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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FlowerGirl777
by Bronze Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM

yes. They make the world better for the rest of us. 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 16, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I would hope it would be worth it.

I haven't been in such a position so I can only say that if I were, I would do what I could to fight the discrimination.


UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 9:30 PM
I think its the right thing to do.
buttersworth
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I guess it must be worth it, otherwise they wouldn't fight it

snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I think it's against the law to discriminate against a protected class 

stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 17, 2014 at 2:14 AM

It was an impossible situation for me and got me no where but was worth it.

purpleducky
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 3:35 AM
May I ask the circumstances?

Quoting stormcris:

It was an impossible situation for me and got me no where but was worth it.

stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 17, 2014 at 3:50 AM

I was let go from a short line railroad. The comment made which was related to me because my supervisor liked me was "In regards to Christy, there is nothing wrong with her but this is a railroad". As the only female employee for this line I took it to be about my gender as did my supervisor. However, because they released me 3 days prior to my probation being up I really didn't have a prayer of getting anywhere with it. I was a car hire accountant and helped turn a pofit of 10k for the last month in which I had taken over that position whereas before it was in the red deeply. I only got a letter stating they could not presue it because it was not beyond the probationary period. Railroad stuff is a bit different than a normal job too. 

Quoting purpleducky: May I ask the circumstances?
Quoting stormcris:

It was an impossible situation for me and got me no where but was worth it.


survivorinohio
by René on Jun. 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM

In the small picture maybe not but in a larger context yes I think its worth it.

happynewyorker
by Member on Jun. 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Well, some people do it because they feel they will receive money from it.  Others do it because they feel they have been discriminated against.

If you work in a small company the law doesn't apply. It's more the larger companies.

It depends.  I know many years ago I assisted on a case where a catering company only hired men for large functions.  Women sued.  It turns out in many catering events they prefer men than women. 

Not all is positive!

 

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