I feel as though I was treated unfairly at work. Do I have an employment case?

Whether or not you have an employment case depends on a variety of different factors. The most important question you need to ask yourself is “why”. Why do you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly? If it’s merely an interpersonal conflict or you don’t get along with your boss, then you probably don’t have a case. However, if you believe that you’ve been treated unfairly because you belong to one of the protected categories under federal statutes, for example, you’re a woman, or you’re over the age of 40, you’re disabled, you’re pregnant, you’re a person of color, in that case you may have a potential discrimination case.

In addition, if you’ve been treated unfairly because you’ve participated in a workplace investigation or lodged a complaint or file a new “C” claim, you’re also protected, and you may have a case.