The following are the suggestions in order to recover and/or counter conducts of employment discrimination in your workplace.
- Write down the whole incident. It should include time, date, and place of the incident as soon as it happened. In addition, you must be able to write everything that has been said and the people who were there. Keep a copy of these at your home because they will be helpful if you decide to file a complaint or plan to take legal action.
- Get emotional support from family and friends. You will only feel aggravated and bothered if you hold such feeling within you. It is important for you to ask for help so that you will not develop negative feelings and thoughts.
- Consult with your union representative. In the event that you do not have a union, asking for help from a women’s or civil rights group will do.
- Talk to your employer. You have privilege to file a complaint against the person who does the discrimination. However, you may also refer to your employee handbook for procedures.
- Do research about other discrimination cases and regarding how the victims were able to recover. If there are organizations that can provide you counseling, talk to them and seek for guidance.
- Maintain your good performance and keep a record of your work. In addition, keep copies of your job evaluations and any letters or notices from your bosses showing that you did a good job.
- Research more about your legal protections and rights. You may also consult with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about it. In the event that you strongly feel and believe that you were discriminated, you may also ask advices and/or suggestions from them regarding the ways that you must do.