When you are facing employment problems, you can face financial hardships as well as stress and other side effects. Federal and state laws provide employers with specific requirements for the workplaces. If think you have been treated unfairly on the job or experienced other employment-related discrimination, you could have grounds for a legal case.
Tammy Bowles Raines has the knowledge of employment law and the experience you need when you are faced with discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination can happen in a variety of situations.
If you feel like your employer has treated you unfairly because of your race, color, religion, national origin or age, contact our office for a free consultation. Our free consultation can help you determine if you have grounds to file a discrimination claim.
Termination and Disciplinary Actions. Anti-discrimination laws govern the reasons employees can be terminated. If you feel you have been illegally fired, you may have grounds for a claim against your former employer.
Hiring and Promotions. Employers are prohibited by law to discriminate against employees because of religion, gender, race, or age. If you feel your employer has violated discrimination laws, you could have reason for a claim.
Retaliation. When an employee reports wrongdoing or unsafe working conditions (whistleblower), employers cannot treat that employee differently because of the report. Employers cannot retaliate against you for filing a worker’s compensation claim or for pregnancy. If you feel you have been the target of retaliation, you may have grounds for a claim.
Harassment. According to the Department of Labor, harassment based on race (including dress and grooming), color, ancestry, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, sex gender, age, marital/parental status, or any other factor is prohibited. If you have experienced unwanted or inappropriate comments at work, you could have grounds for a claim.