Discrimination and Harassment.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against and harassing employees based upon certain protected classes. The law protects individuals from discrimination and harassment in employment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability or perceived disability, religion, or age. This type of discrimination may occur in the form of improperly motivated comments or jokes and may involve disciplinary action or a termination. Sometimes employees that are discriminated against based upon their protected characteristics are also being harassed. One improperly motivated comment is generally not enough under the law, and a bad boss does not necessarily mean discrimination or harassment is occurring. The harassment must be severe or pervasive.
If you believe you are being discriminated against or harassed you should immediately complain to your employer and seek legal advice.