If you or someone you love is a victim of employment discrimination, seek justice with the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland.
Are you being treated unfairly in the workplace? Do you feel your working conditions and treatment are being affected because of your race, sex, religion, et cetera? If so, you may be a victim of employment discrimination.
It’s easy to feel alienated and helpless when experiencing employment discrimination. But you can be empowered when you know your rights and the resources available to you to fight for them.
Employment Discrimination Definition
Employment discrimination, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), refers to situations in which employees are treated unfairly because of their race, sex, age, religion, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, physical or health problems, or genetic information, or as retaliation for reporting discrimination.
Federal law prohibits workplace discrimination. These laws include the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities ACt (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Equal Pay Act. These laws prevent employers from
- Failing to hire
- Failing to give a promotion or pay raise
- Verbally harassing
- Physically harassing, or otherwise treating employees differently
because of race, religion, age, et cetera. These laws can also protect the right for time off to be with loved ones who are sick or dying.
Incidence of Employment Discrimination
From 2011, the United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 99,947 charges of employment discrimination. From these charges, employment discrimination statistics can be broken into the following:
- 34% race discrimination
- 28.5 sex
- 23.5% age
- 26% disability
- 11.8% national origin
- 42% religion
- 2.8% color
- 0.2% GINA
- 0.9% Equal Pay discrimination
How To Seek Justice For Employment Discrimination
If your or someone you love is the victim of employment discrimination, you can begin the process of seeking justice with these first steps:
- Make detailed notes! Take note of all the discriminatory actions experienced in detail. Write down the key information for each action, including where it occurred in the workplace, the exact date the action was done, the names of people who witnessed the event, and, of course, details of the event itself.
- Consult an employment discrimination lawyer. It’s essential that victims of employment discrimination seek professional counsel from a lawyer with expertise and experience in the area of employment discrimination. An employment discrimination lawyer will understand the law as well as the complicated and confusing process of filing a complaint and initiating a case.
- File a formal complaint. It’s important to file a formal complaint of employment discrimination. This can be done with the EEOC or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Yes. Cases of employment discrimination are complicated. You need an attorney who has experience and expertise in this area and knows the law and the unique rules that apply to the filing of these cases. The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland has represented victims of discrimination and harassment for more than 20 years.
When Should I Hire An Attorney?
Cases of discrimination and harassment are complex and involve both state and federal law. Timelines and deadlines for filing apply. Your experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland is familiar with the timelines and will ensure the timely filing and processing of your case.
If you or someone you love has an employment discrimination claim, do not delay. Contact The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland today by calling 215-592-8080.
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