If you believe you are being discriminated against in the workplace, you might be able to file an action in order to stop or remedy the situation. This could involve various steps and investigations to be conducted in order to uncover evidence proving the claim, but if it is determined that you were the victim of employment discrimination then you could be afforded legal remedies for damages suffered.
But what remedies are available for employment discrimination? If it is determined that discrimination in the workplace occurred, the goal of legal remedies is to put you in the same position you would have been in had the acts of discrimination never happened. How this will be accomplished greatly depends on the situation and the effect the discrimination had on you. Remedies could include damages that are compensatory or punitive in nature. The latter are often awarded in cases involving intentional discrimination that is based on certain characteristics such as an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability.