What You Should Do If You’re Mistreated at Work

The workplace is where you spend a good portion of your day. For a full time job, about one-third of your day is at work; therefore, if something does not go right at work, it can seriously disrupt your life. However, you will be beholden to your job to pay your bills until you can find a new job. For those reasons, problems at work have to be addressed in a very specific way. There are laws and organizations committed to protecting employees who are mistreated at work. The first thing you should do is get in touch with an attorney.

Call an Attorney

When you think you are being mistreated at work, you should get in touch with an attorney. A workers’ rights attorney will help you determine how to proceed forward. You need to also make sure you are being your own best advocate. That means you need to keep records of everything you can think of. An attorney will be the one to build a case on your behalf. The more information you preserve, the better case they will be able to build.

For example, if a superior is discriminating against you, you should keep every correspondence that they send you. You should keep ones that even seem to be irrelevant or not germane to the discrimination. Also, keep anything that could potentially hurt your case. Evidence that could hurt your case could actually help strengthen it. When a judge sees that you have included information that could be hurtful, it will help to convince the judge that you are being honest. Also, if that hurtful information came out in a different way, it could seriously damage your case because a judge might think you were withholding information.

So, preserve everything and give it to your attorney.

Advocate For Yourself

In addition to preserving all of the evidence and correspondences, you should tell those you trust about the treatment. Also, you should take notes. Judges often give weight to notes that are taken contemporaneously. They will also help you if your memory starts to fade.

Lastly, you should tell the person mistreating you how you would prefer to be treated. It is important, even if you think it will not change, to be on the record about how you would like to be treated. That will negate any argument about ignorance. When you do all of these things in addition to contacting an attorney, you have your best chance of settling the case in a satisfactory way.

Need help? Call Boise employment law attorney, Jeff Townsend today to schedule an in-person consultation.

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