Discrimination in Hiring

If you are turned down for a job because of something unrelated to your abilities such as your race, we all suffer.

  • You and your family suffer, with inadequate income and injury to your view of the business world and perhaps of yourself.
  • The hiring business or agency suffers, having turned down someone as capable or more capable than the person they eventually hired.
  • Your would-be co-workers suffer, missing the chance to benefit from your abilities and from knowing your person.
  • The economy as a whole suffers when the abilities of the potential workforce are not taken advantage of fully.

The reality of discrimination in hiring is only really known by those who have suffered from it —and those dedicated to helping them, like McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C.

What we have seen shocks us, as it shocked these victims of discrimination in hiring. Some employers actually tell applicants, "We don't hire your class of people." Others do not admit to discriminating, but still find ways to do so. For example, some demand a high level of spoken or written English when the actual job tasks would not require this.

Current employees sometimes become aware that the company is not an equal opportunity employer, for example the discarding of all applications that come from an area known as home to a certain ethnicity. If you were told there were no job vacancies, and yet one or more people of a favored group were hired, this may likewise provide evidence of discrimination.

McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., has a strong record of success obtaining remedies for victims of discrimination. Our attorneys focus significant time, energy and resources on the practice of employment law.

Contact a lawyer via e-mail or call us in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at 866-716-2315 for a free consultation about your legal options.

James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.