Typically, it comes in the form of race or sex discrimination, but depending on your employer it can also arise in cases of pregnancy, disability, religion, sexual preference...or for simply being overweight.
Increasingly, age is also becoming a factor as more 50-somethings meet walls of resistance from employers who increasingly opt for younger, lower-wage workers
It may be hard enough finding a job, but when turned down for an opportunity that is anything BUT equal, sometimes the only thing to do is to seek outside help.
If you think you have a case, find out how to fight in court with these top resources featuring expert information on discrimination law and guides to filing suit against employers who knowingly (or unknowingly) break the law ....
More about discrimination laws around the Web:
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission - Official site of the EOEC with comprehensive resources on age, disability, equal pay, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, and sexual harassment, plus
more on litigation statistics, training and outreach, and online order form for
available publications in print.
Fairness : discrimination - Extensive U.S. resource for finding out if you've been legally discriminated
against, with legal guides and resources, including a clickable U.S. map to help
determine specific state discrimination laws, how to's on filing claims, and contact
Law - Discrimination & Harassment - From Nolo Law Encyclopedia offering
a comprehensive overview and legal guide for the most typical forms of discrimination
including age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual harassment.
Discrimination at Work - From AARP featuring a complete guide to what
to do, where to go for help, an outline of the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act (ADEA), and a great list of related resources, suggested reading.