Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly due to their age, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender, or race. The federal government, through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination in employment, and each state has its own laws addressing this issue.

Employers are legally prohibited from making decisions or treating employees differently based on certain protected statuses, which include:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • National origin

It is illegal for employers to discriminate against or harass employees based on these statuses. They are also legally obligated to investigate any complaints of workplace discrimination.

If you have been a victim of employment discrimination, contact us to evaluate your claim. We can determine if you have a strong case and advise you on whether to file in state or federal court.

To address unlawful discrimination, a court may require your employer to compensate you for lost income or damages, or to reinstate your position.

Contact us for a consultation at (845) 398-0521