Although the United States has come a long way on race, race discrimination in the workplace still occurs and affects hundreds to thousands of workers every year. Fortunately, there are state and federal laws in place that protect workers from being discriminated against because of their race, and workers who are subjected to race discrimination have the right to file a claim and be compensated for their mistreatment.
Age discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently because of their age. Unfortunately, age discrimination in the workplace is more common than most Americans would like to think.
The law makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against you if you engage in an activity protected by a statute. Thus, if an employer is aware that you engaged in a protected activity, you should be protected from acts of retaliation by your employer for that activity.